Taxon  Report   602 
Arctostaphylos pungens  Kunth
Mexican manzanita,  Pointleaf manzanita
Arctostaphylos pungens
© 2003 Charles E. Jones
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Arctostaphylos pungens
© 2015 Wynn Anderson
Arctostaphylos pungens
© 2008 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy
Arctostaphylos pungens, a dicot, is a tree or shrub that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Arctostaphylos pungens
© 2003 Keir Morse
Genus: Arctostaphylos
Chaparral, Yellow Pine Forest
Habitat: slopes
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Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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ICPN + PLANTS: Arctostaphylos chaloneorum
PLANTS: Arctostaphylos pseudopungens
ICPN + PLANTS: Arctostaphylos pungens ssp. chaloneorum
ICPN: Arctostaphylos benitoensis
More information about  Arctostaphylos pungens
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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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:   (Accessed: Jul 21, 2018).

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