Arctostaphylos insularis Greene & Parry, Bull. Calif. Acad. Sci. 2: 494 1887. (Syn: Arctostaphylos insularis var. insularis ; Arctostaphylos insularis var. pubescens Eastw.; Arctostaphylos insularis f. pubescens (Eastw.) P.V.Wells; Uva-ursi insularis (Greene ex Parry) A. Heller);
Arctostaphylos insularisis a species of manzanita known by the common name island manzanita.
Arctostaphylos insularis is a large, spreading shrub reaching over two meters tall and known to exceed five meters in height.
It has waxy, reddish bark and the smaller twigs sometimes have bristly glandular hairs. The leaves are shiny green and smooth, generally oval in shape and slightly convex, and up to about 4.5 centimeters long. The shrub blooms in many dense clustered inflorescences of urn-shaped flowers. The fruit is an orange-brown drupe up to 1.5 centimeters wide.
Arctostaphylos insularis grows in the chaparral, oak woodland, and coastal pine forest habitat of its native island.
(From Wikipedia on 12.4.14)
Ericaceae (incl. Vacciniaceae) Fortnight: Arctostaphylos insularis from California-GSAPR06 : 1 post by 1 author.
Arctostaphylos insularis Greene
Erect much-branched shrub with ovate-elliptic up to 5 cm long leaves, bright green, shining, glabrous; flowers white with bracts shorter than pedicels; fruit light brown.
Photographed from University of California Botanical Garden.