Arctostaphylos myrtifolia Parry
Family: Ericaceae
Ione manzanita
Arctostaphylos myrtifolia image
Charles Webber  
Shrubs, erect or mound-forming, 0.5-1.5 m; burl absent; bark on older stems persistent, dark red with translucent, grayish patches, smooth; twigs finely glandular-hairy. Leaves erect; petiole 1-3 mm; blade bright green, shiny, narrowly elliptic, 0.6-1.5 × 0.3-0.8 cm, base cuneate, margins entire, plane, surfaces rough, papillate, sparsely finely glandular-hairy . Inflorescences racemes, simple or 1-branched; immature inflorescence pendent, axis 0.5-1 cm, 1+ mm diam., finely glandular-hairy; bracts not appressed, scalelike, deltate, 1-2 mm, apex acuminate, surfaces glabrous. Pedicels 1-3 mm, glabrous. Flowers: corolla white, urceolate; ovary white-hairy. Fruits subcylindric, 3-4 mm diam., glabrous. Stones distinct, (breaking apart when mature). 2n = 26. Flowering winter-early spring. Exposed acidic, whitish, clay soils (oxisols); of conservation concern; 30-200 m; Calif. Arctostaphylos myrtifolia is known only from the lower Sierra Nevada foothills near Ione in the eastern part of the Central Valley.

Arctostaphylos myrtifolia image
Walter Knight  
Arctostaphylos myrtifolia image
Charles Webber  
Arctostaphylos myrtifolia image
Walter Knight  
Arctostaphylos myrtifolia image
Charles Webber  
Arctostaphylos myrtifolia image
Charles Webber  
The National Science Foundation
This project made possible by National Science Foundation Award 1410069