Discussion:Taxonomic notes: The epithet latifolia is the result of a typographic or copying error. While Walpers cites p. 11 of Martens and Galeotti (1842) as where the name A. latifolia is to be found, it is not there. Walpers apparently mistakenly copied "latifolia" instead of "ledifolia" from p. 11 (journal p. 536) of Martens and Galeotti's 1842 article. The description given by Walpers is identical to the one given for Arctostaphylis ledifolia by Martens and Galeotti (1842). The erroneous epithet was transferred to Comarostaphylis by Klotzsch. The corrected form is Comarostaphylis ledifolia (Martens & Galeotti) Klotzsch.