Calflora
Taxon  Report   588    
Arctostaphylos nortensis  (P. V. Wells) P. V. Wells
Del norte manzanita
Arctostaphylos nortensis
© 2017 Steve Matson
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Arctostaphylos nortensis
© 2017 Steve Matson
Arctostaphylos nortensis, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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Arctostaphylos nortensis
© 2017 Steve Matson
Family: ERICACEAE  
Genus: Arctostaphylos
Communities: Chaparral, Yellow Pine Forest

Serpentine affinity: 2.8; (strong indicator)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Arctostaphylos columbiana ssp. nortensis
More information about  Arctostaphylos nortensis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (ARNO6)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google

Arctostaphylos:  from two Greek words arktos, "bear," and staphule, "a bunch of grapes," referring to the common name of the first-known species, and also perhaps alluding to bears feeding on the grape-like fruits (contributed by Cynthia Powell)


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 16, 2018).

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