Twigs glandular-hairy. Petioles 3-6 mm, papillate, scabrous, glandular-hairy. Inflorescences: immature inflorescence axis 1-1.5 cm, rachis glandular-hairy; branches ± stout; bracts glandular-hairy. 2n = 52. Flowering winter-early spring. Closed-cone conifer chaparral on serpentine soil; of conservation concern; 200-300 m; Calif. Subspecies bakeri is known from the southern outer North Coast Range, near Camp Meeker-Occidental, Sonoma County.