Manzanita (Arctostaphylos manzanita)
[ Trees > Hardwoods . . . ] Forest Types: Multiple
by Michael Kuo
Whether or not California's manzanita qualifies as a "tree" is up for grabs . . . but many mushrooms are mycorrhizal with it, so it is an important bush (shrub? tree-let?) for mushroom collectors.
Habitat: Usually in dry areas; often on slopes and in canyons; mixed with hardwoods and/or conifers; California.
Stature: A shrub or shrub-like tree; to 20 feet high; trunks to 6 inches in diameter; branches spreading outwards.
Leaves: Evergreen; to 2 inches long; unlobed; not toothed; pale green.
Bark: Dark red-brown; smooth.
Fruit: A small white to reddish brown berry.
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Kuo, M. (2005, September). Manzanita (Arctostaphylos manzanita). Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/trees/arctostaphylos_manzanita.html