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General: Heath Family (Ericaceae). Pinemat manzanita, is a low growing, native, evergreen shrub, generally less than 1 m tall, and with spreading or
decumbent branches. It does not have a basal burl and does not crown sprout, but often roots at the nodes of the lowermost branches. The bark of young twigs is sparsely white-woolly, but the mature bark is smooth and reddish brown. Leaves are short-petioled, with ovate to elliptic blades that are 1.5 to 3 cm long, 1 to 1.5 cm wide, bright green, with acute apices, and minutely hairy or glabrous on both sides. The flowers, which open from May to July, are arranged in racemes with mostly scale-like, linear bracts that are 2-5 mm long. The urn-shaped, white corollas are 6-8 mm long. The fruits are depressed-globose, 6-9 mm in diameter, smooth and reddish brown, with a mealy pulp that encloses several, hard-walled seeds.