Arctostaphylos obispoensis facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsArctostaphylos obispoensis
It is protected within the Cuesta Ridge Botanical Special Interest Area of the Los Padres National Forest, growing in the endemic Sargent cypress (Cupressus sargentii) forest. The species is listed on the California Native Plant Society Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants as a rare but not currently endangered species.
Arctostaphylos obispoensis is an upright shrub or multi-trunked tree growing to 1–4 metres (3.3–13.1 ft) in height.
The small branches and newer leaves are woolly. The mature leaves are glaucous-gray, hairless, and oblong (northern range) to widely lance-shaped (southern range), and up to 4.5 centimeters long.
The inflorescence is a dense cluster of white urn-shaped and downward facing "manzanita" flowers.
The red fruit is a round waxy drupe, 9–14 millimetres (0.35–0.55 in) in diameter.
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