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55. Arctostaphylos nevadensis A. Gray in A. Gray et al., Syn. Fl. N. Amer. 2: 27. 1878.

Pinemat manzanita Pinemat manzanita

Shrubs, prostrate or mound-forming, 0.1-0.5 m; burl absent or basal, sometimes epicormic; twigs sparsely short-hairy. Leaves: petiole 3-7 mm; blade bright green, shiny, obovate or oblanceolate, 1-3 × 1-1.5 cm, base cuneate, margins entire, plane, surfaces smooth, puberulent, glabrescent. Inflorescences racemes, simple or 1-branched; immature inflorescence pendent, (branches congested, globose), axis 0.5-1 cm, 1+ mm diam., sparsely short-hairy; bracts not appressed, (green), scalelike, linear or linear-lanceolate, mostly 2-3 mm (some near base leaflike, 5-10 mm), apex acuminate, mucronate, surfaces glabrous or sparsely hairy, rarely finely glandular-hairy. Pedicels 3-5 mm, glabrous. Flowers: corolla white, urceolate; ovary glabrous. Fruits (dark brown), globose, 6-8 mm diam., glabrous. Stones distinct.

Subspecies 2 (2 in the flora): w United States.


1 Burls absent; plants killed by fire.   55a Arctostaphylos nevadensis subsp. nevadensis
+ Burls basal or epicormic; plants resprouting after fire.   55b Arctostaphylos nevadensis subsp. knightii

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