Shrubs, erect or mound-forming, 1–3 m; burl present; twigs tomentose to short-hairy, with eglandular hairs or with long, clear, pink or dark, glandular-hairs. Leaves: petiole 5–10 mm; blade bright green, slightly glaucous to strongly gray-glaucous, shiny or dull, elliptic to ovate, 2–4.5 × 1–2.5 cm, base cuneate to rounded, sometimes ± lobed or truncate, margins entire or toothed, plane, surfaces papillate, scabrous or smooth, glabrous or glandular-puberulent to hairy, puberulent, or finely tomentose, sometimes glabrescent; (abaxial surface sometimes with more stomata than adaxial surface). Inflorescences panicles, 3–6-branched; immature inflorescence pendent, (branches crowded, not concealed by bracts), axis 1–3 cm, 1+ mm diam., short-hairy to hairy, with or without glandular-hairs; bracts not appressed, variable, from scalelike and awl-like to leaflike and deltate, lanceolate, or broadly lanceolate (at least at base), 3–10 mm, apex acute, surfaces hairy or finely glandular-hairy. Pedicels 3–10 mm, sparsely hairy to finely glandular-hairy. Flowers: corolla white to pink, conic to urceolate; ovary densely white-hairy, sometimes glandular. Fruits slightly (or markedly) depressed-globose, 6–10 mm diam., glabrous or finely glandular-hairy, (viscid). Stones usually mostly distinct, sometimes connate.

Discussion

Subspecies 10 (8 in the flora).

Arctostaphylos glandulosa occurs in the California Floristic Province from southern Oregon to northern Baja California within the Coast, Transverse, and Peninsular ranges.

Selected References

None.

Key

1 Twigs, bracts, and/or immature inflorescence axes glandular-hairy > 2
1 Twigs, bracts, and immature inflorescence axes not glandular-hairy > 4
2 Leaf blades strongly white-glaucous. Arctostaphylos glandulosa subsp. leucophylla
2 Leaf blades green to gray-green, not glaucous to moderately glaucous > 3
3 Twigs glandular-hairy; immature inflorescences usually glandular-hairy. Arctostaphylos glandulosa subsp. glandulosa
3 Twigs not glandular-hairy; immature inflorescences glandular-hairy; (interior and eastern side of Santa Lucia Mountains). Arctostaphylos glandulosa subsp. howellii
4 Twigs short-hairy and with longer, white hairs. Arctostaphylos glandulosa subsp. mollis
4 Twigs short-hairy, not glandular-hairy > 5
5 Leaf blades strongly white-glaucous. Arctostaphylos glandulosa subsp. adamsii
5 Leaf blades dark green to moderately gray-green > 6
6 Stones mostly connate into single or weakly connate sphere. Arctostaphylos glandulosa subsp. gabrielensis
6 Stones usually distinct > 7
7 Leaf blades dark green (margins often reddish); fruits markedly flattened into depressed-globose shape. Arctostaphylos glandulosa subsp. crassifolia
7 Leaf blades green or gray-green; fruits only slightly flattened into depressed-globose shape. Arctostaphylos glandulosa subsp. cushingiana

"entire" is not a number.

... more about "Arctostaphylos glandulosa"
Acute (?) +, Lanceolate (?) +, Deltate (?) +, Awl-like (?) +  and Leaflike (?) +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
V. Thomas Parker +, Michael C. Vasey +  and Jon E. Keeley +
Eastwood +
short-hairy +  and hairy +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
not furrowed +
gray +  and reddish +
persistent +
exfoliating +
lobed;cuneate;rounded +
bright green +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (4.5 cm45 mm <br />0.045 m <br />) +
slightly glaucous +  and strongly gray-glaucous +
dull +  and shiny +
elliptic;ovate +
coriaceous +
1cm;2.5cm +
not imbricate +  and imbricate +
hue +, light-brown +  and tan +
persistent +
lanceolate +, ovate +, deltate +, keeled +  and scale-like +
Eastwood’s manzanita +
white +  and pink +
rotate to crateriform campanulate cylindric globose or urceolate +
Calif. +, Oreg. +  and nw Mexico +
brown +, reddish-brown +  and red +
depressed-globose +  and globose +
undifferentiated +
fusiform +
stonelike +
indehiscent +
glandular-hairy +  and glabrous +
depressed-globose +
dark +, pink +  and clear +
multicellular +
opposite +, whorled +  and alternate +
pubescence +  and color +
persistent +
plane;toothed;entire +
parietal +, axile +  and placentation +
white-hairy +
tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
sparsely hairy +  and finely glandular-hairy +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
reduced +
not sticky +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
4-5-carpellate +
Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci., ser. +
not +  and connate +
connate +  and distinct +
globose +
persistent +
distinct +
ovate +  and deltate +
Illustrated +
prostrate +  and erect +
peltate +  and capitate +
connate +  and distinct +
straight +
glandular-hairy +, hairy +, glabrescent +, glandular-puberulent +  and hairy puberulent or finely tomentose +
papillate +
Undefined tribe Arbuteae +
Arctostaphylos glandulosa +
Arctostaphylos +
species +
tomentose +  and short-hairy +
achlorophyllous +  and chlorophyllous +
evergreen +, deciduous +  and perennial +
shrub +  and mound-forming +
heterotrophic +, autotrophic +  and mycotrophic +