Arctostaphylos canescens subsp. sonomensis

(Eastwood) P. V. Wells

Madroño35: 333. 1989 ,

Common names: Sonoma manzanita
Synonyms: Arctostaphylos canescens sonomensis
Basionyms: Arctostaphylos sonomensis
Found in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 429.
Twigs softly white-hairy and glandular-hairy. Immature inflorescence axes glandular-hairy. Pedicels glandular-hairy. Fruits glandular-hairy.

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




Subspecies sonomensis is scattered in the North Coast Ranges from Santa Cruz County northward to Humboldt County, often in mixed populations with subsp. canescens. It was originally thought to be a rare subspecies; more intensive investigation may reveal individuals in populations throughout the range of the species.



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