Arctostaphylos pungens. In: Fire Effects Information System, [Online]. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire. Arctostaphylos pungens is an evergreen Shrub. The species is hermaphrodite ( has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects. Suitable for: light . Arctostaphylos pungens. Common name: Ponitleaf Manzanita The branches are reddish, similar to those of Arctostaphylos patula (Green Manzanita). Leaves .

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This shrub thrives in dry, shallow, acidic soils heavy with gravel and sand, and forms relationships with mycorrhizae to obtain extra nutrients and water. Mexican Manzanita, pointleaf manzanita.

Arctostaphylos pungens, Pointleaf Manzanita, Southwest Desert Flora

About Pointleaf Manzanita Arctostaphylos pungens Arctostaphylos pungens is a species of manzanita known by the common name pointleaf manzanita.

If you’re after the red bark and vase shaped form for a specimen manzanita this is one to look at. Go To Encyclopedia of Life These are riparian plants tend to grow in or near creeks, seeps, or near rivers or lakes.

Arctous alpina Arctous rubra.

Plants Profile for Arctostaphylos pungens (pointleaf manzanita)

Plant observation data provided by the participants pungnes the California Consortia of HerbariaSunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Flower Color White, Pink.


Leaves erect; petiole mm; blade bright or dark green, shiny, elliptic to lanceolate-elliptic, 1.

It can be dried and ground into a powder and then used as mush or as a arctostsphylos in soups etc[]. Arctostaphylos chaloneorum, Arctostaphylos pseudopungens, Arctostaphylos pungens subsp.

Plant out in late spring or early summer.

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Vascular Plants of Arizona: This manzanita is one of the ones to plant back, along with Arctostaphylos parryanaArctostaphylos glauca ‘Ramona’Arctostaphylos glandulosa adamsii and Arctostaphylos otayensis. This data was interpolated to estimate average annual precipitation for the latitude and longitude of each plant occurrence location provided by the Consortium of California Herbaria. An Anna’s Hummingbird on an Arctostaphylos pungens. An infusion of the leaves is used in the treatment of diarrhoea[].

Arctostaphylos pungens Pointleaf Manzanita and Mexican Manzanita. The inflorescence is a spherical cluster of urn-shaped manzanita flowers. For more information about QR Codes click here.

Smartphone users quickly have information on a plant directly for the pfaf. Seed – best sown in a greenhouse as soon as it is ripe. Keeley in Flora of North Pjngens vol. This data was interpolated to estimate average July-August-September precipitation for the latitude and longitude of each plant occurrence location provided Consortium of California Herbaria.

The flower cluster is a spherical cluster of urn-shaped manzanita flowers. It prefers dry or moist soil. Shrubs with rigid, spreading branches, m tall; bark reddish brown, smooth; branchlets densely pubescent. AndersonKearney and Peebles Common Name: Arctostaphylos pungens can be seen growing at Tent Rocks National Monument in New Mexico at an elevation of about feet.


Arctostaphylos pungens Mexican manzanita grows in the Southern California mountains.

Found on rocky hillsides among the chaparral type, up to openings in the ponderosa communities from 3, ft m ; flowers February-June. Shrubs with rigid, spreading branches, m tall, smooth reddish brown bark, with densely pubescent branchlets. Arxtostaphylos forest in Julian is in sharp decline in part because the manzanitas have been removed and weeds, including ‘color’ plantings put in their place.

Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally. Site Type Rocky slopes, ridges. The cuttings are very slow and can take a year arrctostaphylos root[1, 78]. Do you like what we’re doing with the pages? By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Log In New Account Sitemap.

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Arctostaphylos pungens Scientific classification Kingdom: You can unsubscribe at anytime. Arctostaphylos rainbowensis Arctostaphylos gabilanensis Arctostaphylos ohloneana. Depressed-globose berries, mm wide, orange to brownish-red.