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Arctostaphylos glutinosa

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Ericaceae
Scientific name  Arctostaphylos glutinosa
Rank  Species
Order  Ericales
Genus  Arctostaphylos
Higher classification  Arctostaphylos
Similar  Arctostaphylos ohloneana, Arctostaphylos nissenana, Arctostaphylos mendocinoensis, Arctostaphylos gabilanensis, Arctostaphylos imbricata

Arctostaphylos glutinosa is a species of manzanita known by the common name Schreiber's manzanita. It is endemic to Santa Cruz County, California, where it is known from only a few occurrences on the western slopes of the Santa Cruz Mountains. It grows in the chaparral of the limestone and diatomaceous shale ridges on the coastline.

Description

This is a bristly, glandular shrub reaching heights between 1 and 2 meters. The leaves are greenish gray, densely packed and clasping on the branches. They are up to 5 centimeters long, dull in texture and fuzzy to woolly, with mostly smooth edges except for some teeth near the bases.

The inflorescences are dense with urn-shaped flowers with reddish resin glands inside. The fruit is a hairy red drupe coated in sticky resin.

References

Arctostaphylos glutinosa Wikipedia


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