Arctostaphylos hookeri

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Arctostaphylos hookeri
ssp. franciscana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Arctostaphylos
Species: A. hookeri
Binomial name
Arctostaphylos hookeri
G.Don

Arctostaphylos hookeri is a species of manzanita known by the common name Hooker's manzanita.

Description[edit]

Arctostaphylos hookeri is a low shrub which is variable in appearance and has several subspecies. These are generally mat-forming plants or low bushes with small green leaves, dense inflorescences of white to pink flowers, and shiny egg-shaped or round red drupes.

Distribution[edit]

The Arctostaphylos hookeri shrub is endemic to California where its native range extends from the coastal San Francisco Bay Area to the Central Coast.

Subspecies[edit]

There are several subspecies including:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ishimaru, H. Protected plant may delay Doyle Drive project. abcnews.com November 18, 2009.
  2. ^ Fimrite, P. Manzanita bush's discovery excites scientists. San Francisco Chronicle December 26, 2009.
  3. ^ Caltrans. Doyle Drive Transplanting Manzanita Bush. January 23, 2010.
  4. ^ La Ganga, Maria. "Franciscan manzanita added to U.S. endangered list". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 

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