Small tree or tall shrub somewhat common in the foothills. Alternate compound leaves. Leaves rounded-tipped, rather thicker than berry leaves. Stems smooth, not prickly.
Los Angeles County, California, US
San Diego County, California, US
Cercocarpus betuloides, the birchleaf mountain mahogany, is a species of flowering plant in the rose family, Rosaceae. It typically grows in dry areas in the foothills and mountains of California, often in chaparral communities, and in other parts of the Southwestern United States and Baja California.