Arctostaphylos montaraensis is a species of manzanita known by the common name Montara manzanita. It is endemic to northern San Mateo County, California, where it is known from a few occurrences on San Bruno Mountain and Montara Mountain.
Arctostaphylos montaraensis is an erect shrub reaching maximum heights near 5 meters. The stems are deep red in color and the twigs are coated in glandular bristles. It has a dense foliage of light green glandular leaves, rough and dull in texture and up to 4 or 5 centimeters long. The inflorescence is a dense cluster of cone-shaped manzanita flowers, each just under a centimeter long and with bristles inside.
- Jepson Manual Treatment - Arctostaphylos montaraensis
- USDA Plants Profile
- Arctostaphylos montaraensis - Photo gallery
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