Arctostaphylos catalinae

P. V. Wells

Madroño19: 193. 1968 ,

Common names: Santa Catalina Island manzanita
Found in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 427. Mentioned on page 414.
Shrubs or trees, erect, 2–5 m; burl absent; twigs densely glandular-hairy with long, white hairs. Leaves: petiole 2–6 mm; blade green-glaucescent, dull, lanceolate-ovate to elliptic, 2–5 × 1.5–3 cm, base truncate to ± slightly lobed, margins entire or ± serrate, plane, surfaces papillate, scabridulous, glandular-hispid. Inflorescences panicles, 4–10-branched; immature inflorescence pendent, branches ± spreading, axis 2–3 cm, 1+ mm diam., densely glandular-hairy with long, white hairs; bracts not appressed, (overlapping on distal 1/2, green), leaflike, lanceolate to narrowly ovate, 6–10(–15) mm, apex acute, surfaces sparsely glandular-hairy. Pedicels 2–5 mm, densely white-hairy. Flowers: corolla white, conic to urceolate; ovary densely white-hairy, sparsely glandular-hairy. Fruits globose, 8–15 mm diam., sparsely hairy. Stones distinct. 2n = 26.

Phenology: Flowering winter–early spring.
Habitat: Chaparral, open woodlands
Elevation: 0-500 m

Distribution

Calif.

Discussion

Of conservation concern.

Arctostaphylos catalinae is known from Santa Catalina Island.

References

None.

AuthorV. Thomas Parker +, Michael C. Vasey + and Jon E. Keeley +
Common nameSanta Catalina Island manzanita +
Elevation0-500 m +
HabitatChaparral, open woodlands +
IllustratorYevonn Wilson-Ramsey +
PhenologyFlowering winter–early spring. +
ReferenceNone +
Taxon nameArctostaphylos catalinae +
Taxon parentArctostaphylos +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 8 +