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

Distribution

Calif.

Discussion

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.

References

None.

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 +