Arctostaphylos bicolor

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Arctostaphylos bicolor Nutt.

Ericaceae

Life form: shrub

 

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: elliptic

Division: simple

Shape: pitcher-shaped
Fruit: drupe

179A / 961d22 

Inflorescence: panicle

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Dilleniidae
Superordo:
Ericanae
Ordo:
Ericales

Arctostaphylos bicolor is a shrub.

Naming

Arctostaphylos bicolor was already described and the name validly published by Thomas Nuttall. It was Asa Gray, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1868.

Taxonomy

Arctostaphylos bicolor is a species in the genus Arctostaphylos which contains approximately 101 to 127 species and belongs to the family of the Ericaceae (Heath Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The shrubs reach heights of 1,5 to 4 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Arctostaphylos bicolor has green, simple leaves that are alternate. The leaves are elliptic, entire and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Arctostaphylos bicolor produces panicles of dark-red pitcher-shaped flowers from December to July.

The shrubs carry red drupes.

Root System

Distribution

Arctostaphylos bicolor is native to California and Mexico.

Cultivation

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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