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33a. Arctostaphylos canescens Eastwood subsp. canescens

Arctostaphylos candidissima Eastwood; A. canescens var. candidissima (Eastwood) Munz; A. cinerea Howell

Twigs densely short soft-hairy, eglandular. Immature inflorescence axes densely hairy, eglandular. Pedicels densely hairy, eglandular. Fruits densely hairy, glabrescent, eglandular. 2n = 26.

Flowering early winter-late spring. Chaparral, open forests; 400-1700 m; Calif., Oreg.

Subspecies canescens is widespread in California’s North Coast Ranges and northward into southern Oregon. Disjunct populations occur south to the Monterey, California, area. Hybrids with Arctostaphylos viscida in southern Oregon were named A. cinerea Howell.


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