Arctostaphylos glandulosa subsp. crassifolia

(Jepson) P. V. Wells

Madroño 19: 205. 1968,.

Conservation concern
Basionym: Arctostaphylos glandulosa var. crassifolia Jepson Madroño 1: 86. 1922
Synonyms: Arctostaphylos tomentosa var. crassifolia (Jepson) Jepson
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 444. Mentioned on page 443.

Twigs sparsely short-hairy, not glandular-hairy. Leaf blades dark green, margins often reddish, base cuneate to rounded, surfaces smooth, glabrous. Inflorescences: immature inflorescence axis densely white-hairy; bracts densely white-hairy. Pedicels densely white-hairy. Ovaries densely white-hairy. Fruits markedly flattened depressed-globose. Stones usually distinct.

Phenology: Flowering winter–early spring.
Habitat: Maritime chaparral and closed-cone conifer forests on sandstone coastal bluffs
Elevation: 10-100 m


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Calif., Mexico (Baja California).


Of conservation concern.

Subspecies crassifolia is found near San Diego and southward in northern Baja California. It is in the Center for Plant Conservation’s National Collection of Endangered Plants.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

V. Thomas Parker +, Michael C. Vasey +  and Jon E. Keeley +
(Jepson) P. V. Wells +
Arctostaphylos glandulosa var. crassifolia +
Calif. +  and Mexico (Baja California). +
10-100 m +
Maritime chaparral and closed-cone conifer forests on sandstone coastal bluffs +
Flowering winter–early spring. +
Conservation concern +
Arctostaphylos tomentosa var. crassifolia +
Arctostaphylos glandulosa subsp. crassifolia +
Arctostaphylos glandulosa +
subspecies +