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Texas Madrone (Arbutus xalapensis var. texana)

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Fig. 1 (top). Texas Madrone (Arbutus xalapensis var. texana). As the bark peels away, other layers with different colors are revealed. This specimen, from Guadalupe Mountains National Park, also has naturally dead areas and branches that were cut before the park was established. The foliage in the upper left is of Alligator Juniper. Photograph by A.H. Harris. Figs. 2, 3. Madrone has typical heath-type flowers, while the fruit is bright red. Photographs by Wynn Anderson.


Last Update: 19 Sep 2003