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Arctostaphylos nortensis  (P. V. Wells) P. V. Wells
Del norte manzanita
Arctostaphylos nortensis is a shrub that is native to California, and endemic (limited) to California.
California Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).   CNDDB
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one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

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Genus: Arctostaphylos
Family: Ericaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Ultramafic affinity: 2.8 - strong indicator

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Chaparral

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF + PLANTSArctostaphylos columbiana ssp. nortensis
Information about  Arctostaphylos nortensis from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (ARNO6)

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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]. 2022. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 12/09/2022).