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Arctostaphylos patula Greene[FNA8, HC, HC2]
green-leaf manzanita

Publication: Pittonia. 2: 171. 1891.

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA8: "Arctostaphylos patula is abundant and widespread in western North America as a dominant in montane chaparral, pine forest gaps, and high-elevation arid-steppe and canyon-land environments. Populations throughout western North America are characterized by twigs and inflorescence parts covered with relatively short hairs tipped with golden glands. In the central to northern Sierra Nevada, mixed with the widespread form are individuals that are eglandular and have a cover of relatively short, whitish hairs on the stems and inflorescences. Similarly, throughout most of its range, A. patula is nonsprouting after fire, and in areas characterized by winter snow cover it layers and creates broad, low mounds. In much of California, it typically sprouts after fires from obscure and flattened burls, forming circles of erect sprouts."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Arctostaphylos acutifolia Eastw.
Arctostaphylos parryana Lemmon var. pinetorum (Rollins) Wiesl. & B. Schreib.
Arctostaphylos patula Greene ssp. platyphylla (A. Gray) P.V. Wells
Arctostaphylos patula Greene var. coalescens W. Knight
Arctostaphylos platyphylla (Bray) Kuntze