Comarostaphylis diversifolia subsp. planifolia

(Jepson) G. D. Wallace

Aliso 9: 191. 1978,.

IllustratedEndemic
Basionyms: Comarostaphylis diversifolia var. planifolia Jepson Fl. Calif. 3: 29. 1939
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 403.

Leaf-blades broadly elliptic to obovate or broadly ovate, 3–9 × 1–3.5 cm, margins usually plane. Inflorescences 6–14 cm, gray-tomentose, without glandular-hairs; floral bracts lanceolate-ovate to oblong-ovate, navicular, 3–10 mm. Pedicels 5–20 mm. Sepals eglandular.


Phenology: Flowering (Jan-)Mar–Jul; fruiting (Apr-)May–Sep(-Oct).
Habitat: Chaparral, oak woodlands, closed-cone pine forests with Arbutus menziesii, Arctostaphylos insularis, Ceanothus sp., Cercocarpus sp., Heteromelesarbutifolia, Pinusmuricata, P. remorata, Prunus sp., Quercusagrifolia, Q. dumosa, and Rhusintegrifolia
Elevation: 0-600 m

Discussion

Subspecies planifolia is the northernmost taxon in the genus, endemic to Los Angeles and Santa Barbara counties. It is found on the Channel Islands of Santa Catalina, Santa Cruz, and Santa Rosa, and on the mainland in the coastal Santa Monica and Santa Ynez mountains.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

subglabrous +  and gray-tomentose +
hairy +  and glabrous +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.16 cm1.6 mm <br />0.0016 m <br />) +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.35 cm3.5 mm <br />0.0035 m <br />) +
spreading;reflexed +
Acute (?) +  and Acuminate (?) +
0.8mm;1.7mm +
George M. Diggs Jr. +
(Jepson) G. D. Wallace +
0.06 cm0.6 mm <br />6.0e-4 m <br /> (0.11 cm1.1 mm <br />0.0011 m <br />) +
not furrowed +
gray +  and reddish +
tapering;cuneate +
Comarostaphylis diversifolia var. planifolia +
3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br /> (12.8 cm128 mm <br />0.128 m <br />) +
narrowly ovate;ovate or elliptic +
coriaceous +
1cm;4.2cm +
higher +  and basal +
acicular +  and narrowly triangular +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
puberulent +  and glabrous +
rotate to crateriform campanulate cylindric globose or urceolate +
0.35 cm3.5 mm <br />0.0035 m <br /> (0.55 cm5.5 mm <br />0.0055 m <br />) +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
papillate +  and granular +
globose +
0-600 m +
undifferentiated +
fusiform +
thick-walled +  and solid +
globose +  and stonelike +
0.23 cm2.3 mm <br />0.0023 m <br /> (0.34 cm3.4 mm <br />0.0034 m <br />) +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
indehiscent +
2mm;3.5mm +
spreading +  and reflexed +
acute;acuminate +
during flowering , becoming spreading to reflexed in fruit , equal or nearly so , much shorter than corolla-tube , 2-3.5×0.8-1.7 mm , apex +
0.08 cm0.8 mm <br />8.0e-4 m <br /> (0.17 cm1.7 mm <br />0.0017 m <br />) +
Chaparral, oak woodlands, closed-cone pine forests with Arbutus menziesii, Arctostaphylos insularis, Ceanothus sp., Cercocarpus sp., Heteromelesarbutifolia, Pinusmuricata, P. remorata, Prunus sp., Quercusagrifolia, Q. dumosa, and Rhusintegrifolia +
multicellular +
6 cm60 mm <br />0.06 m <br /> (14 cm140 mm <br />0.14 m <br />) +
3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br /> (9 cm90 mm <br />0.09 m <br />) +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (3.5 cm35 mm <br />0.035 m <br />) +
opposite +, whorled +  and alternate +
persistent +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (130 cm1,300 mm <br />1.3 m <br />) +
0.09 cm0.9 mm <br />9.0e-4 m <br /> (0.13 cm1.3 mm <br />0.0013 m <br />) +
1.4mm;1.8mm +
parietal +, axile +  and placentation +
tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
recurved +  and spreading +
reduced +
not sticky +
gray-tomentose +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
Flowering (Jan-)Mar–Jul +  and fruiting (Apr-)May–Sep(-Oct). +
4-5-carpellate +
connate +
0.22 cm2.2 mm <br />0.0022 m <br /> (0.23 cm2.3 mm <br />0.0023 m <br />) +
globose +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (?) +  and 0.14 cm1.4 mm <br />0.0014 m <br /> (?) +
persistent +
connate +  and distinct +
gray-tomentose +
narrowly triangular +  and subulate or nearly acicular +
during flowering , becoming spreading to reflexed in fruit , equal or nearly so , much shorter than corolla-tube , 2-3.5×0.8-1.7 mm , apex +
0.08 cm0.8 mm <br />8.0e-4 m <br /> (0.17 cm1.7 mm <br />0.0017 m <br />) +
1/4 +  and 1/2 +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
mat-forming +
trailing +, usually erect +  and spreading +
peltate +  and capitate +
straight +
persistent +
exserted +  and included +
hairy +  and glabrous +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.53 cm5.3 mm <br />0.0053 m <br />) +
Arctostaphylos diversifolia +
Comarostaphylis diversifolia subsp. planifolia +
Comarostaphylis diversifolia +
subspecies +
thick-walled +
gray-tomentose +
achlorophyllous +  and chlorophyllous +
evergreen +, deciduous +  and perennial +
tree +  and shrub +
heterotrophic +, autotrophic +  and mycotrophic +