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Arctostaphylos patula Greene
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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Andrenidae  Andrena candidiformis @ UCRC_ENT (2)

Andrena carlini @ BBSL (3)

Andrena ceanothifloris @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Andrena cerasifolii @ UCRC_ENT (3)

Andrena chlorura @ UCRC_ENT (7)

Andrena cleodora @ UCRC_ENT (10)

Andrena cressonii @ BBSL (1)

Andrena cristata @ UCRC_ENT (12); AMNH_BEE (1)

Andrena fuscicauda @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Andrena obscuripostica @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Andrena violae @ BBSL (2)
Aphalaridae  Neophyllura arctostaphyli @ UCR_ENT (55)
Aphididae  Tamalia coweni @ AMNH_PBI (1)
Apidae  Bombus flavidus @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Bombus melanopygus @ EMEC (8)

Bombus mixtus @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Habropoda cineraria @ BBSL (2)

Habropoda tristissima @ UCRC_ENT (1)
Cicadellidae  Idiocerus ( @ UCR_ENT (1)

Stragania californica @ UCR_ENT (17)

Stragania turgida @ AMNH_PBI (1)
Coleosporiaceae  Chrysomyxa arctostaphyli @ BPI (3)
Colletidae  Hylaeus basalis @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Hylaeus mesillae @ UCRC_ENT (2)

Hylaeus nunenmacheri @ UCRC_ENT (18)

Hylaeus verticalis @ UCRC_ENT (5)
Diaspididae  Chionaspis sassceri @ CSCA_TCN (1)
Dictyopharidae  Scolops abnormis @ UDCC_TCN (3)
Eriococcidae  Eriococcus arctostaphyli @ CSCA_TCN (1)
Exobasidiaceae  Exobasidium vaccinii-uliginosi @ BPI (8)

Exobasidium vaccinii @ BPI (2)
Helotiaceae  Chlorociboria @ BPI (1)

Godronia ribis @ BPI (1)
Hyaloscyphaceae  Dasyscyphus labrosus @ BPI (1)

Dasyscyphus niveus @ BPI (1)
Hymenochaetaceae  Phellinus arctostaphyli @ BPI (1)
Hypocreaceae  Trichoderma viride @ BPI (1)
Lygaeidae  Nysius raphanus @ UCR_ENT (1)
Megachilidae  Osmia atrocyanea @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Osmia clarescens @ UCRC_ENT (3)

Osmia densa @ UCRC_ENT (16)

Osmia grinnelli @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Osmia kincaidii @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Osmia montana @ UCRC_ENT (2)

Osmia ribifloris @ UCRC_ENT (42)

Protosmia rubifloris @ UCRC_ENT (14)
Miridae  Deraeocoris fusifrons @ AMNH_ENT (2)

Melymacra knighti @ AMNH_IZC (17)

Phytocoris hettenshawi @ AMNH_ENT (15)

Phytocoris vinaceus @ AMNH_ENT (1)
Peniophoraceae  Peniophora incarnata @ BPI (1)
Pentatomidae  Apateticus bracteatus @ AMNH_IZC (1)
Pucciniastraceae  Pucciniastrum sparsum @ BPI (12)
Stereaceae  Aleurodiscus diffissus @ BPI (5)
Xylariaceae  Hypoxylon mediterraneum @ BPI (2)

Rosellinia rimincola @ BPI (2)
_  Patellea californica @ BPI (2)

Uredo arbuti @ BPI (1)

Uredo copelandii @ BPI (1)

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Arctostaphylos patula Greene
greenleaf manzanita

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Symbol: ARPA6
Group: Dicot
Family: Ericaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Shrub
Native Status : L48   N
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Symbol Scientific Name
ARAC Arctostaphylos acutifolia Eastw.
ARPAP Arctostaphylos parryana Lemmon var. pinetorum (Rollins) Wies. & Schreib.
ARPAP2 Arctostaphylos patula Greene ssp. platyphylla (A. Gray) P.V. Wells
ARPAC Arctostaphylos patula Greene var. coalescens W. Knight


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Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Dilleniidae
Order Ericales
Family Ericaceae – Heath family
Genus Arctostaphylos Adans. – manzanita
Species Arctostaphylos patula Greene – greenleaf manzanita

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5. Arctostaphylos patula Greene, Pittonia. 2: 171. 1891.

Greenleaf manzanita

Arctostaphylos acutifolia Eastwood; A. parryana var. pinetorum (Rollins) Wieslander & B. Schreiber; A. patula var. coalescens W. Knight; A. patula subsp. platyphylla (A. Gray) P. V. Wells; A. platyphylla (Bray) Kuntze

Shrubs, erect or mound-forming, 1-3 m; burl usually absent, sometimes flat, obscure; twigs usually densely short-hairy with golden glands on tips of hairs, rarely short white-hairy and eglandular. Leaves: petiole 7-15 mm; blade bright green (lightly gray-green if short-hairy), shiny, widely ovate to orbiculate, 2.5-6 × 1.5-4 cm, base rounded, truncate, or slightly lobed, (not clasping), margins entire, plane, surfaces smooth, glabrous or, rarely, short-hairy. Inflorescences panicles, 2-8-branched; immature inflorescence pendent, branches spreading, axis 1.5-3 cm, 1+ mm diam., hairy with golden glands on tips of hairs or short-hairy and eglandular; bracts appressed with incurved tips, scalelike, deltate, 4-6 mm, apex acuminate, surfaces usually densely tomentose with golden glands on tips of hairs, rarely short white-hairy and eglandular. Pedicels 2-7 mm, glabrous or white-hairy. Flowers: corolla mostly pink, conic to urceolate; ovary glabrous or white-hairy. Fruits depressed-globose, sometimes subglobose, 7-10 mm diam., glabrous. Stones distinct. 2 n = 26.

Flowering late spring-early summer. Mountain chaparral and forests; 400-3000 m; Ariz., Calif., Colo., Mont., Nev., Oreg., Utah, Wash.; Mexico (Baja California).

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.

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