Arctostaphylos montana

Eastwood

Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci., ser. 3, 1: 83. 1897,.

Synonyms: Arctostaphylos hookeri subsp. montana (Eastwood) P. V. Wells Arctostaphylos pungens var. montana (Eastwood) Munz
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 436. Mentioned on page 411, 412.

Shrubs, erect, prostrate, or mound-forming, 0.1–2 m; burl absent; twigs densely white short-hairy. Leaves: petiole 2–6 mm; blade dark green, shiny, orbiculate-elliptic to elliptic, 1–2.5 × 1–1.5 cm, base rounded to cuneate, margins entire, plane, surfaces smooth, puberulent, glabrescent. Inflorescences panicles, 1–3-branched; immature inflorescence pendent, (branches compact), axis 0.5–1.5 cm, 1+ mm diam., densely white short-hairy; bracts tightly appressed, scalelike, ovate, 2–5 mm, apex acuminate, surfaces glabrous. Pedicels 3–6 mm, glabrous. Flowers: corolla white, conic to urceolate; ovary glabrous. Fruits globose, 4–8 mm diam., glabrous. Stones distinct.

Discussion

Subspecies 2 (2 in the flora).

Selected References

None.

Key

1 Fruits 6-8 mm diam.; plants mound-forming or erect; leaf blades orbiculate-elliptic to elliptic, 1-2.5 × 1-1.5 cm; young twigs white-tomentose. Arctostaphylos montana subsp. montana
1 Fruits 4-5 mm diam.; plants prostrate; leaf blades orbiculate-elliptic, 1-2 × 1-1.5 cm; young twigs gray-tomentose. Arctostaphylos montana subsp. ravenii

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V. Thomas Parker +, Michael C. Vasey +  and Jon E. Keeley +
Eastwood +
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 +
rounded;cuneate +
orbiculate-elliptic to elliptic +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +
ovate;elliptic +
coriaceous +
1cm;1.5cm +
not imbricate +  and imbricate +
hue +, light-brown +  and tan +
persistent +
ovate +  and scale-like +
rotate to crateriform campanulate cylindric globose or urceolate +
wc Calif. +
brown +, reddish-brown +  and red +
depressed-globose +  and globose +
undifferentiated +
fusiform +
stonelike +
indehiscent +
globose +
multicellular +
opposite +, whorled +  and alternate +
pubescence +  and color +
persistent +
parietal +, axile +  and placentation +
tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
reduced +
not sticky +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
4-5-carpellate +
Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci., ser. +
not +  and connate +
connate +  and distinct +
globose +
persistent +
distinct +
ovate +  and deltate +
prostrate +  and erect +
peltate +  and capitate +
distinct +
straight +
glabrous +, glabrescent +  and puberulent +
Arctostaphylos hookeri subsp. montana +  and Arctostaphylos pungens var. montana +
Arctostaphylos montana +
Arctostaphylos +
species +
short-hairy +
achlorophyllous +  and chlorophyllous +
evergreen +, deciduous +  and perennial +
shrub +, mound-forming +  and prostrate +
heterotrophic +, autotrophic +  and mycotrophic +