Arctostaphylos glandulosa subsp. cushingiana

(Eastwood) J. E. Keeley

Madroño 54: 59. 2007,.

Common names: Cushing’s manzanita
Basionym: Arctostaphylos cushingiana Eastwood Leafl. W. Bot. 1: 75. 1933
Synonyms: Arctostaphylos glandulosa var. cushingiana (Eastwood) Adams ex McMinn
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 444. Mentioned on page 443.

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

Phenology: Flowering winter–early spring.
Habitat: Pure and mixed chaparral
Elevation: 300-1900 m


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Calif., Mexico (Baja California).


Subspecies cushingiana is widespread in mixed populations with subsp. glandulosa from Humboldt County in the North Coast Range south to the Peninsular Range, and extending into northern Baja California.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

V. Thomas Parker +, Michael C. Vasey +  and Jon E. Keeley +
(Eastwood) J. E. Keeley +
Arctostaphylos cushingiana +
Cushing’s manzanita +
Calif. +  and Mexico (Baja California). +
300-1900 m +
Pure and mixed chaparral +
Flowering winter–early spring. +
Illustrated +
Arctostaphylos glandulosa var. cushingiana +
Arctostaphylos glandulosa subsp. cushingiana +
Arctostaphylos glandulosa +
subspecies +