Arctostaphylos canescens subsp. canescens

Synonyms: Arctostaphylos candidissima Eastwood Arctostaphylos canescens var. candidissima (Eastwood) Munz Arctostaphylos cinerea
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 429.

Twigs densely short soft-hairy, eglandular. Immature inflorescence axes densely hairy, eglandular. Pedicels densely hairy, eglandular. Fruits densely hairy, glabrescent, eglandular. 2n = 26.

Phenology: Flowering early winter–late spring.
Habitat: Chaparral, open forests
Elevation: 400-1700 m


Subspecies canescens is widespread in California’s North Coast Ranges and northward into southern Oregon. Disjunct populations occur south to the Monterey, California, area. Hybrids with Arctostaphylos viscida in southern Oregon were named A. cinerea Howell.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

V. Thomas Parker +, Michael C. Vasey +  and Jon E. Keeley +
Eastwood +
Calif. +  and Oreg. +
400-1700 m +
Chaparral, open forests +
Flowering early winter–late spring. +
Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci., ser. +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
Arctostaphylos candidissima +, Arctostaphylos canescens var. candidissima +  and Arctostaphylos cinerea +
Arctostaphylos canescens subsp. canescens +
Arctostaphylos canescens +
subspecies +