Arctostaphylos mewukka

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Arctostaphylos mewukka
Indian manzanita
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ssp. truei
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Arctostaphylos
Species: A. mewukka
Binomial name
Arctostaphylos mewukka
Merriam

Arctostaphylos mewukka is a species of manzanita known by the common name Indian manzanita.

Description[edit]

Arctostaphylos mewukka is a mostly hairless shrub growing to heights between 1 and 4 meters, with or without a burl at the base. Leaves are variable in shape, from nearly round to widely lance-shaped, up to 7 centimeters long, and dull, smooth, and sometimes waxy in texture. The inflorescence is a loose cluster of urn-shaped manzanita flowers. The fruit is a dark reddish-brown spherical drupe up to 1.6 centimeters wide.

Distribution[edit]

Arctostaphylos mewukka is endemic to the Sierra Nevada of California, where it grows in the mountain chaparral in the temperate coniferous forests of the range.

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