Arctostaphylos cruzensis

Roof

Leafl. W. Bot 9: 218. 1962 ,.

Common names: La Cruz manzanita
EndemicConservation concern
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 435. Mentioned on page 410.

Shrubs, prostrate or mat or mound-forming, 0.1–1 m; burl absent; twigs sparsely short-hairy to sparsely hairy. Leaves: petiole to 2 mm; blade bright green, shiny, oblong-ovate, 1.5–3 × 1–2.5 cm, base auriculate-clasping, margins entire or toothed, plane, (hairy-ciliate proximally), surfaces smooth, finely tomentose, glabrescent. Inflorescences panicles, 1–3-branched; immature inflorescence pendent, (branches crowded, bell-shaped, concealed by bracts), axis 0.5–1.5 cm, 1+ mm diam., sparsely short-hairy and hairy; bracts appressed, leaflike, lanceolate to lanceolate-ovate, 5–15 mm, apex acute, surfaces hairy. Pedicels 4–5 mm, sparsely hairy. Flowers: corolla white, urceolate; ovary densely white-hairy. Fruits depressed-globose, 8–10 mm diam., glabrous. Stones distinct. 2n = 26.


Phenology: Flowering winter–early spring.
Habitat: Maritime chaparral, grasslands on alluvial and fluvial soils
Elevation: 0-100 m

Discussion

Of conservation concern.

Arctostaphylos cruzensis is found near the coast in southern Monterey and northern San Luis Obispo counties. It is in the Center for Plant Conservation’s National Collection of Endangered Plants.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"entire" is not a number.

... more about "Arctostaphylos cruzensis"
V. Thomas Parker +, Michael C. Vasey +  and Jon E. Keeley +
hairy +  and short-hairy +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
not furrowed +
gray +  and reddish +
persistent +
exfoliating +
auriculate-clasping +
bright green +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
oblong-ovate +
coriaceous +
1cm;2.5cm +
not imbricate +  and imbricate +
hue +, light-brown +  and tan +
persistent +
lanceolate +  and lanceolate-ovate +
La Cruz manzanita +
rotate to crateriform campanulate cylindric globose or urceolate +
brown +, reddish-brown +  and red +
depressed-globose +  and globose +
0-100 m +
undifferentiated +
fusiform +
stonelike +
indehiscent +
depressed-globose +
Maritime chaparral, grasslands on alluvial and fluvial soils +
multicellular +
opposite +, whorled +  and alternate +
pubescence +  and color +
persistent +
plane;toothed;entire +
mound-forming +
10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br /> (100 cm1,000 mm <br />1 m <br />) +
parietal +, axile +  and placentation +
white-hairy +
tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
reduced +
not sticky +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
Flowering winter–early spring. +
4-5-carpellate +
Leafl. W. Bot +
not +  and connate +
connate +  and distinct +
globose +
persistent +
distinct +
ovate +  and deltate +
Endemic +  and Conservation concern +
prostrate +  and erect +
peltate +  and capitate +
distinct +
straight +
hairy +, glabrescent +  and tomentose +
Undefined tribe Arbuteae +
Arctostaphylos cruzensis +
Arctostaphylos +
species +
sparsely short-hairy +  and sparsely hairy +
achlorophyllous +  and chlorophyllous +
evergreen +, deciduous +  and perennial +
heterotrophic +, autotrophic +  and mycotrophic +