Arctostaphylos viscida subsp. pulchella

(Howell) P. V. Wells
Madroño 19: 204. 1968,.
Basionym: Arctostaphylos pulchella Howell Flora N.W. Amer., 416. 1901
Synonyms: Arctostaphylos oblongifolia Howell Arctostaphylos serpenticola Roof Arctostaphylos viscida var. oblongifolia (Howell) J. E. Adams ex McMinn
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 424. Mentioned on page 423.

Twigs glabrous or sparsely short-hairy near inflorescence. Leaf blades: margins entire, surfaces smooth, glabrous. Ovaries rough, densely glandular-hairy, viscid. Fruits rough, densely glandular-hairy, viscid.

Phenology: Flowering winter–early spring.
Habitat: Chaparral, open forests
Elevation: 100-1200 m


Subspecies pulchella occurs in the North Coast Ranges, northward into Oregon, usually restricted to serpentine soils.

Selected References


Lower Taxa


V. Thomas Parker +, Michael C. Vasey +  and Jon E. Keeley +
(Howell) P. V. Wells +
Arctostaphylos pulchella +
Calif. +  and Oreg. +
100-1200 m +
Chaparral, open forests +
Flowering winter–early spring. +
Arctostaphylos oblongifolia +, Arctostaphylos serpenticola +  and Arctostaphylos viscida var. oblongifolia +
Arctostaphylos viscida subsp. pulchella +
Arctostaphylos viscida +
subspecies +