Arctostaphylos edmundsii

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Arctostaphylos edmundsii
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Arctostaphylos
Species: A. edmundsii
Binomial name
Arctostaphylos edmundsii
  • Arctostaphylos edmundsii var. parvifolia J.B. Roof
  • Arctostaphylos uva-ursi ssp. emundsii (J.T. Howell) J.B. Roof
  • Arctostaphylos uva-ursi var. parvifolia (J.B. Roof) J.B. Roof[1]

Arctostaphylos edmundsii, with the common name Little Sur manzanita, is a species of manzanita. This shrub is endemic to California where it grows on the coastal bluffs of Monterey County.[2]


This is a petite, low-lying manzanita which forms mounds and patchy mats in sandy soil. The leathery leaves are small and rounded to oval, dark green and shiny when mature and red-edged when new. The inflorescences are dense with flowers, which are small, urn-shaped to rounded, and waxy white to very pale pink. The fruit is a shiny, reddish-brown drupe between one half and one centimeter wide.[3]

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  1. ^ "ITIS Standard Report Page: Arctostaphylos edmundsii" (Online database). Integrated Taxonomic Information Service. Retrieved 21 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Arctostaphylos edmundsii" (Online database). Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. 20 November 2008. Retrieved 21 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Jepson Manual treatment for Arctostaphylos edmundsii". Jepson interchange. Regents of the University of California. Retrieved 21 March 2011. 

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