Arctostaphylos crustacea subsp. subcordata

(Eastwood) V. T. Parker

Madroño 54: 152. 2007,.

Common names: Santa Cruz Island manzanita
Basionym: Arctostaphylos subcordata Eastwood Leafl. W. Bot. 1: 61. 1933
Synonyms: Arctostaphylos tomentosa subsp. subcordata (Eastwood) P. V. Wells
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 442. Mentioned on page 441.

Twigs sparsely short-hairy and densely glandular-hairy. Leaf blade surfaces ± finely tomentose, densely glandular-hairy, ± papillate abaxially. Immature inflorescence axes densely glandular-hairy. Ovaries white-hairy, sparsely glandular.

Phenology: Flowering winter–early spring.
Habitat: Island chaparral
Elevation: 100-600 m


Of conservation concern.

Subspecies subcordata is known from Santa Cruz and Santa Rosa islands. Occasional mainland glandular-hairy individuals occur in mixed populations with subsp. crustacea and may key to subsp. subcordata.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

V. Thomas Parker +, Michael C. Vasey +  and Jon E. Keeley +
(Eastwood) V. T. Parker +
Arctostaphylos subcordata +
Santa Cruz Island manzanita +
100-600 m +
Island chaparral +
Flowering winter–early spring. +
Arctostaphylos tomentosa subsp. subcordata +
Arctostaphylos crustacea subsp. subcordata +
Arctostaphylos crustacea +
subspecies +