Arctostaphylos stanfordiana (USA)


Arctostaphylos stanfordiana
, with the common name Stanford's manzanita, is a species of manzanita that is endemic to northern California. It is known from the outer North Coast Ranges north of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Arctostaphylos stanfordiana is a bushy shrub growing .5–3 metres (1.6–9.8 ft) in height. Leaves are oblong to widely lance-shaped, shiny green, and up to 5 centimeters long.
The inflorescence is a loose cluster of urn-shaped manzanita flowers which are pink, with some so pale that they are nearly white. The fruit is an oblong drupe about 7 millimeters wide.
There are three subspecies:
  • A. s. ssp. decumbens (Rincon manzanita) - rare subspecies endemic to Sonoma County
  • A. s. ssp. raichei (Raiche's manzanita) - known mostly from Mendocino County
  • A. s. ssp. stanfordiana (Stanford's manzanita) - more widespread than other subspecies
(From Wikipedia on 19.4.14)
Arctostaphylos stanfordiana
... nice photo and correctly identified, but in India it is not reported yet!
... all my photographs are from San Francisco Botanical garden except R.arboreum.