Tag Archives: Arctostaphylos

Manzanita Leaf Fungus

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There are more than 50 species of manzanita (Arctostaphylos ssp) in California alone. Two agents induce galls in manzanita species. Exobasidium vaccinii, a fungus, is one of these agents. E vaccinii induces swollen, convex, bright red galls on the dorsal … Continue reading

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Nascent Inflorescence

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Hiking near Burney Creek (Shasta County CA) I noticed drooping brown clusters on manzanita plants. From a distance I assumed these were fruit and flower remnants. But on closer inspection I realized they were clusters of embryonic flower buds, also … Continue reading

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