Arctostaphylos pringlei


Bull. Calif. Acad. Sci. 2: 494. 1887 ,.

Common names: Pringle manzanita
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 427. Mentioned on page 406, 408, 414.

Shrubs, erect, 1–5 m; burl absent; twigs densely short glandular-hairy. Leaves: petiole 5–10 mm; blade gray-glaucous, dull, elliptic, ovate, or ± orbiculate, 2–5 × 1–4 cm, base rounded, truncate, or ± lobed, margins entire, plane, surfaces papillate, scabrous, finely glandular-hairy. Inflorescences racemes, simple or 1-branched; immature inflorescence (developing late), pendent or erect, (concealed by bracts), axis 1–1.5 cm, 1+ mm diam., densely short glandular-hairy; bracts deciduous after flowering, (crowded), appressed, (bright pink), leaflike, lanceolate, 6–10 mm, apex acute, surfaces densely glandular-hairy. Pedicels 5–15 mm, finely glandular-hairy. Flowers: corolla white to pink, conic to urceolate; ovary glandular-hairy. Fruits globose, 6–12 mm diam., finely glandular-hairy, (viscid). Stones distinct or connate.


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Ariz., Calif., Nev., Utah, nw Mexico.


Subspecies 2 (2 in the flora).

Selected References



1 Stones distinct. Arctostaphylos pringlei subsp. pringlei
1 Stones connate into single sphere. Arctostaphylos pringlei subsp. drupacea