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Arctostaphylos edmundsii

Arctostaphylos edmundsii (Stan Shebs)

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Ordo: Ericales

Familia: Ericaceae
Subfamilia: Arbutoideae
Genus: Arctostaphylos
Subgenus: A. subg. Arctostaphylos

Sectio: A. sect. Arctostaphylos
Species: Arctostaphylos edmundsii

Arctostaphylos edmundsii J.T.Howell, 1952

Arctostaphylos edmundsii f. parvifolia (Roof) P.V.Wells
Arctostaphylos edmundsii var. parvifolia Roof
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi subsp. edmundsii (J.T.Howell) J.B.Roof
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi var. parvifolia (Roof) Roof

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Northern America
Regional: Southwestern U.S.A.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
Primary references

Howell, J.T. 1952. Leaflets of Western Botany 6(10): 202–204.


Hassler, M. 2020. Arctostaphylos edmundsii. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2020. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published online. Accessed: 2020 Apr 18. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Arctostaphylos edmundsii in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2020 Apr 18. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2020. Arctostaphylos edmundsii. Published online. Accessed: Apr 18 2020. 2020. Arctostaphylos edmundsii. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 18 Apr 2020.

Vernacular names
English: Little Sur Manzanita

Arctostaphylos edmundsii, with the common name Little Sur manzanita, is a species of manzanita. This shrub is endemic to California where it grows on the coastal bluffs of Monterey County.[3]


This is a petite, low-lying manzanita which forms mounds and patchy mats in sandy soil. The leathery leaves are small and rounded to oval, dark green and shiny when mature and red-edged when new. The inflorescences are dense with flowers, which are small, urn-shaped to rounded, and waxy white to very pale pink. The fruit is a shiny, reddish-brown drupe between one half and one centimeter wide.[4] It is a perennial shrub.[3]
See also

California chaparral and woodlands - (ecoregion)
California coastal sage and chaparral - (sub-ecoregion)


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"Jepson Manual treatment for Arctostaphylos edmundsii". Jepson interchange. Regents of the University of California. Retrieved 21 March 2011.

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