14. Arctostaphylos parryana Lemmon, Pittonia. 2: 68. 1890.
Shrubs, prostrate, erect, or mound-forming, 0.5-2 m; burl present or absent; twigs sparsely to moderately short-hairy. Leaves: petiole 5-10 mm; blade bright green or gray-glaucous, usually shiny, sometimes dull, oblong-ovate to wide-elliptic, 2.5-5 × 1.5-2.5 cm, base obtuse to truncate, margins entire, plane, surfaces smooth, glabrous or sparsely puberulent . Inflorescences panicles, 3-5-branched; immature inflorescence pendent, branches spreading, axis 0.5-1.5 cm, 1+ mm diam., sparsely to moderately short-hairy; bracts ± appressed, scalelike, deltate to wide-ovate, 2-4 mm, apex mucronate, surfaces glabrous. Pedicels 4-9 mm, glabrous. Flowers: corolla white, conic to urceolate; ovary glabrous. Fruits globose, 7-10 mm diam., glabrous. Stones connate into single sphere.
Subspecies 3 (3 in the flora): California.