Arctostaphylos pumila

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Arctostaphylos pumila
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Arctostaphylos
Species: A. pumila
Binomial name
Arctostaphylos pumila

Arctostaphylos pumila, with the common name Sandmat manzanita, is a species of manzanita.


Arctostaphylos pumila is a petite, low-lying manzanita which forms flat bushes and patchy, creeping mats in sandy soil. The bark is reddish and tends not to shred. The leaves are small and mainly oval-shaped, dark green on the upper surface and grayish and fuzzy beneath. The flowers appear in sparse inflorescences and are white to very pale pink. The fruit is a round brownish drupe about half a centimeter wide.


The Arctostaphylos pumila shrub is endemic to California where it grows on the coastline near Monterey and the Monterey Bay.

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