Ornithostaphylos is a monotypic plant genus which contains the single species Ornithostaphylos oppositifolia, the Baja birdbush or Baja California birdbush. This is a shrub native to the chaparral plant community of the coastline of southern California and northern Baja California. This bush has long, narrow, leathery evergreen leaves with edges rolled under. The bark on the branches is thin and the younger branches and twigs are reddish in color. The bush bears rounded, lantern-shaped white flowers on drooping pedicels.
- Calflora Database: Ornithostaphylos oppositifolia (Baja birdbush, Baja California birdbush)
- Jepson Manual eFlora (TJM2) treatment of Ornithostaphylos oppositifolia
- USDA Plants Profile
- UC CalPhotos gallery for Ornithostaphylos oppositifolia
|This Ericaceae article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|