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Shrubs, erect, 1-5 m; burl absent; twigs densely short glandular-hairy. Leaves: petiole 5-10 mm; blade gray-glaucous, dull, elliptic, ovate, or ± orbiculate, 2-5 × 1-4 cm, base rounded, truncate, or ± lobed, margins entire, plane, surfaces papillate, scabrous, finely glandular-hairy. Inflorescences racemes, simple or 1-branched; immature inflorescence (developing late), pendent or erect, (concealed by bracts), axis 1-1.5 cm, 1+ mm diam., densely short glandular-hairy; bracts deciduous after flowering, (crowded), appressed, (bright pink), leaflike, lanceolate, 6-10 mm, apex acute, surfaces densely glandular-hairy. Pedicels 5-15 mm, finely glandular-hairy. Flowers: corolla white to pink, conic to urceolate; ovary glandular-hairy. Fruits globose, 6-12 mm diam., finely glandular-hairy, (viscid). Stones distinct or connate.
PLANT: Shrub, 0.20.5 m tall; bark reddish brown, smooth; branchlets densely glandular hairy. LEAVES: lance-elliptic to ovate; 25 cm long, 13 cm wide, gray green, glaucous to finely glandular; bases rounded to truncate; tips obtuse to acute; margins entire; petioles 510 mm long, glandular hairy (Fig. 3). INFLORESCENCE: simple or one-branched racemes, densely glandular hairy; bracts 610 mm long, lanceolate, acuminate, pink (Fig. 4A). FLOWERS: 69 mm long, finely glandular hairy; sepals narrowly lanceolate, glandular hairy; corollas pink to white, urceolate; pedicels 510 mm long, glandular-pubescent; ovaries glandular hairy. FRUITS: ovoid to globose, 610 mm wide, red (Fig. 2B). 2n = 26. NOTES: Dry, rocky hills with interior chaparral and pinyon-juniper and cypress woodlands: all cos. except Apache, La Paz, and Yuma (Fig. 1B); 12002000 m (40006600 ft.); AprMay; s CA, n Baja C. to s NV, sw UT. REFERENCES: John L. Anderson , 2008, Vascular Plants of Arizona: Ericaceae. CANOTIA 4 (2): 2130.