Arctostaphylos edmundsii

J. T. Howell

Leafl. W. Bot. 6: 202. 1952 ,.

Common names: Little Sur manzanita
EndemicConservation concern
Synonyms: Arctostaphylos edmundsii var. parvifolia Roof Arctostaphylos uva-ursi subsp. edmundsii (J. T. Howell) Roof Arctostaphylos uva-ursi var. parvifolia (Roof) Roof
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 424. Mentioned on page 406, 410.

Shrubs, prostrate or mound-forming, 0.2–1.5 m; burl absent; twigs sparsely short-hairy. Leaves bifacial in stomatal distribution; petiole 2–3 mm; blade dark green, lustrous, orbiculate to orbiculate-ovate, 1–2.5 × 1–1.5 cm, base truncate to ± lobed, margins entire, plane, surfaces smooth, sparsely puberulent. Inflorescences panicles, 2–5-branched; immature inflorescence pendent, (branches crowded), axis 0.5–1 cm, 1+ mm diam., sparsely short-hairy; bracts not appressed, scalelike, deltate to awl-like, 3–5 mm, apex acute, surfaces sparsely hairy or glabrous. Pedicels 3–4 mm, sparsely hairy or glabrous. Flowers: corolla white, urceolate; ovary sparsely hairy or glabrous. Fruits subglobose, 6–8 mm diam., glabrous. Stones distinct. 2n = 26.

Phenology: Flowering winter–early spring.
Habitat: Steep, rocky slopes and bluffs near ocean
Elevation: 0-500 m


Of conservation concern.

Arctostaphylos edmundsii is narrowly distributed along the Pacific Coast in the Little Sur region in the northern Santa Lucia Range, Monterey County.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

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V. Thomas Parker +, Michael C. Vasey +  and Jon E. Keeley +
J. T. Howell +
Little Sur manzanita +
0-500 m +
Steep, rocky slopes and bluffs near ocean +
Flowering winter–early spring. +
Leafl. W. Bot. +
Endemic +  and Conservation concern +
Arctostaphylos edmundsii var. parvifolia +, Arctostaphylos uva-ursi subsp. edmundsii +  and Arctostaphylos uva-ursi var. parvifolia +
Arctostaphylos edmundsii +
Arctostaphylos +
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