Arctostaphylos mewukka

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Arctostaphylos mewukka
Indian manzanita
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

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


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.


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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