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45. Arctostaphylos regismontana Eastwood, Leafl. W. Bot. 1: 77. 1933.

Kings Mountain manzanita

Shrubs or trees, erect, 2-5 m; burl absent; twigs densely glandular-hairy. Leaves: petiole to 3 mm; blade pale gray- green, dull, oblong-ovate, (boat-shaped, tip curved up), 3-6 × 2-3 cm, base auriculate-clasping, margins entire, plane, surfaces smooth or ± finely scabrous, glandular-hairy, glabrescent, (viscid). Inflorescences panicles, 4-6-branched; immature inflorescence pendent, (branches congested), axis 1.5-2 cm, 1+ mm diam., densely long glandular-hairy; bracts not appressed, leaflike, narrowly oblong-lanceolate, 5-12 mm, apex acute, surfaces glandular-hairy. Pedicels 6-10 mm, finely glandular-hairy. Flowers: corolla white, conic to urceolate; ovary finely glandular-hairy. Fruits depressed-globose, 6-8 mm diam., finely glandular-hairy. Stones distinct. 2n = 26.

Flowering winter-early spring. Chaparral, margins of open forests; of conservation concern; 100-600 m; Calif.

Arctostaphylos regismontana is found in the vicinity of Kings Mountain in San Mateo County.


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