Taxon  Report   590    
Arctostaphylos obispoensis  Eastw.
Bishop manzanita,  Serpentine manzanita
Arctostaphylos obispoensis
© 1993 David Graber
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Arctostaphylos obispoensis
© 2011 Chris Winchell
Arctostaphylos obispoensis, 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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point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
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Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Arctostaphylos obispoensis
© 2011 Chris Winchell
Genus: Arctostaphylos
Communities: Closed-cone Pine Forest

Serpentine affinity: 5.7; (strict endemic)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

More information about  Arctostaphylos obispoensis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2019).