Arctostaphylos pumila

Nuttall

Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc., n. s. 8: 266. 1842 ,.

Common names: Sandmat manzanita
EndemicConservation concern
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 424. Mentioned on page 406, 410.

Shrubs, prostrate or mound-forming, 0.1–1 m; burl absent; twigs short gray-hairy. Leaves bifacial in stomatal distribution; petiole 2–3 mm; blade dull gray abaxially, dark green, ± shiny adaxially, narrowly obovate to oblanceolate, (convex), 1–2 × 0.5–1.5 cm, base cuneate, margins (tinged with red), entire, ± cupped, abaxial surface smooth, densely gray-tomentose, adaxial surface smooth, sparsely puberulent. Inflorescences racemes, simple or 1-branched; immature inflorescence pendent, axis 0.3–0.5 cm, 1+ mm diam., short gray-hairy; bracts not appressed, scalelike (proximalmost leaflike), lanceolate or oblanceolate, 2–3 mm, apex acute to mucronate, surfaces hairy or glabrous. Pedicels 3–4 mm, hairy. Flowers: corolla white, urceolate; ovary white-hairy or ± glabrous. Fruits globose, 5–6 mm diam., sparsely hairy or glabrous. Stones distinct. 2n = 26.


Phenology: Flowering winter–early spring.
Habitat: Sand dunes, maritime chaparral, open, closed-cone conifer forests
Elevation: 0-300 m

Discussion

Of conservation concern.

Arctostaphylos pumila is known from the southern Monterey Bay region, Monterey County.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"entire" is not a number.

... more about "Arctostaphylos pumila"
Acute (?) +  and Mucronate (?) +
V. Thomas Parker +, Michael C. Vasey +  and Jon E. Keeley +
Nuttall +
gray-hairy +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
not furrowed +
gray +  and reddish +
persistent +
exfoliating +
cuneate +
dark green +  and gray +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
shiny +  and dull +
narrowly obovate;oblanceolate +
coriaceous +
0.5cm;1.5cm +
not imbricate +  and imbricate +
hue +, light-brown +  and tan +
persistent +
oblanceolate +, lanceolate +  and scale-like +
Sandmat manzanita +
rotate to crateriform campanulate cylindric globose or urceolate +
brown +, reddish-brown +  and red +
depressed-globose +  and globose +
0-300 m +
undifferentiated +
fusiform +
stonelike +
indehiscent +
glabrous +  and hairy +
globose +
Sand dunes, maritime chaparral, open, closed-cone conifer forests +
multicellular +
1-branched +  and simple +
opposite +, whorled +  and alternate +
pubescence +  and color +
persistent +
parietal +, axile +  and placentation +
glabrous +  and white-hairy +
tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
reduced +
not sticky +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
Flowering winter–early spring. +
4-5-carpellate +
Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc., n. s. +
not +  and connate +
connate +  and distinct +
globose +
persistent +
distinct +
ovate +  and deltate +
Endemic +  and Conservation concern +
prostrate +  and erect +
peltate +  and capitate +
distinct +
straight +
glabrous +  and hairy +
Undefined tribe Arbuteae +
Arctostaphylos pumila +
Arctostaphylos +
species +
gray-hairy +
achlorophyllous +  and chlorophyllous +
evergreen +, deciduous +  and perennial +
shrub +, mound-forming +  and prostrate +
heterotrophic +, autotrophic +  and mycotrophic +