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29. Arctostaphylos pringlei Parry, Bull. Calif. Acad. Sci. 2: 494. 1887.

Pringle manzanita Pringle manzanita

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.

Subspecies 2 (2 in the flora): sw United States, nw Mexico.


1 Stones distinct.   29a Arctostaphylos pringlei subsp. pringlei
+ Stones connate into single sphere.   29b Arctostaphylos pringlei subsp. drupacea

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