Arctostaphylos pallida Eastw.
Family: Ericaceae
pallid manzanita
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Charles Webber  
Shrubs, erect, 2-4 m; burl absent; twigs hairy. Leaves: petiole to 2 mm, (hairy); blade glaucous-green, dull, ovate or oblong-ovate, 2.5-4.5 × 2-3 cm, base auriculate-clasping, margins entire, plane, surfaces smooth, glabrous. Inflorescences panicles, 3-5-branched; immature inflorescence pendent, (branches compact, framed by bracts), axis 0.5-1 cm, 1+ mm diam., short-hairy to hispid-hairy, usually eglandular; bracts not appressed, leaflike, widely lanceolate, 5-9 mm, apex acute, surfaces finely glandular-hairy. Pedicels 8-12 mm, finely glandular-hairy. Flowers: corolla white, conic to urceolate; ovary finely glandular-hairy. Fruits depressed-globose, 8-10 mm diam., glandular-hairy, (viscid). Stones distinct. 2n = 26. Flowering winter-early spring. Maritime chaparral, gaps in open forests; of conservation concern; 200-400 m; Calif. Arctostaphylos pallida is found on shale barrens in the East Bay Hills, western Contra Costa County, overlooking San Francisco Bay.

Arctostaphylos pallida image
Charles Webber  
Arctostaphylos pallida image
Charles Webber  
Arctostaphylos pallida image
Charles Webber  
Arctostaphylos pallida image
Charles Webber  
Arctostaphylos pallida image
Gladys Lucille Smith  
Arctostaphylos pallida image
Charles Webber  
Arctostaphylos pallida image
Charles Webber  
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