Arctostaphylos canescens subsp. canescens

Synonyms: Arctostaphylos candidissima Arctostaphylos canescens candidissima Arctostaphylos cinerea
Found in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 429.
FNA8 P51 Arctostaphylos pringlei.jpeg
Twigs densely short soft-hairy, eglandular. Immature inflorescence axes densely hairy, eglandular. Pedicels densely hairy, eglandular. Fruits densely hairy, glabrescent, eglandular. 2n = 26.

Phenology: Flowering early winter–late spring.
Habitat: Chaparral, open forests
Elevation: 400-1700 m


Calif., Oreg.


Subspecies canescens is widespread in California’s North Coast Ranges and northward into southern Oregon. Disjunct populations occur south to the Monterey, California, area. Hybrids with Arctostaphylos viscida in southern Oregon were named A. cinerea Howell.



AuthorV. Thomas Parker +, Michael C. Vasey + and Jon E. Keeley +
Elevation400-1700 m +
HabitatChaparral, open forests +
IllustratorYevonn Wilson-Ramsey +
PhenologyFlowering early winter–late spring. +
ReferenceNone +
SynonymArctostaphylos candidissima +, Arctostaphylos canescens candidissima + and Arctostaphylos cinerea +
Taxon nameArctostaphylos canescens subsp. canescens +
Taxon parentArctostaphylos canescens +
Taxon ranksubspecies +
VolumeVolume 8 +