Arctostaphylos luciana

P. V. Wells

Leafl. W. Bot. 10: 177. 1965 ,.

Common names: Santa Lucia manzanita
EndemicConservation concern
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 431. Mentioned on page 413.

Shrubs or trees, erect, 2–3 m; burl absent; twigs sparsely short-hairy. Leaves: petiole to 2 mm; blade glaucous, dull, ovate to ± orbiculate, 2–4 × 1.5–2.5 cm, base distinctly lobed, auriculate-clasping, margins entire, plane, surfaces smooth, appressed gray-canescent to finely tomentose, glabrescent. Inflorescences racemes, simple or 1-branched; immature inflorescence pendent, (branches crowded, concealed by bracts), axis 0.5–1 cm, 1+ mm diam., sparsely short-hairy; bracts not appressed, leaflike, linear-lanceolate, 5–10 mm, apex acuminate, surfaces canescent. Pedicels 5–10 mm, glabrous. Flowers: corolla white, conic to urceolate; ovary glabrous. Fruits depressed-globose, 6–12 mm diam., glabrous. Stones distinct. 2n = 26.


Phenology: Flowering winter–early spring.
Habitat: Chaparral
Elevation: 300-500 m

Discussion

Arctostaphylos luciana is found on siliceous shale east of Cuesta Pass in the southern Santa Lucia Mountains of San Luis Obispo County.

of conservation concern

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"entire" is not a number.

... more about "Arctostaphylos luciana"
V. Thomas Parker +, Michael C. Vasey +  and Jon E. Keeley +
P. V. Wells +
short-hairy +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
not furrowed +
gray +  and reddish +
persistent +
exfoliating +
auriculate-clasping +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br />) +
ovate;more or less orbiculate +
coriaceous +
1.5cm;2.5cm +
not imbricate +  and imbricate +
hue +, light-brown +  and tan +
persistent +
linear-lanceolate +
Santa Lucia manzanita +
rotate to crateriform campanulate cylindric globose or urceolate +
brown +, reddish-brown +  and red +
depressed-globose +  and globose +
300-500 m +
undifferentiated +
fusiform +
stonelike +
indehiscent +
depressed-globose +
Chaparral +
multicellular +
1-branched +  and simple +
opposite +, whorled +  and alternate +
pubescence +  and color +
persistent +
parietal +, axile +  and placentation +
tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 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 +
canescent +, glabrescent +, tomentose +  and gray-canescent to finely +
Undefined tribe Arbuteae +
Arctostaphylos luciana +
Arctostaphylos +
species +
short-hairy +
achlorophyllous +  and chlorophyllous +
evergreen +, deciduous +  and perennial +
tree +  and shrub +
heterotrophic +, autotrophic +  and mycotrophic +