Taxon  Report   602    
Arctostaphylos pungens  Kunth
Mexican manzanita,  Pointleaf manzanita
Arctostaphylos pungens
© 2003 Keir Morse
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CalPhotos / Calflora
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, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Arctostaphylos pungens
© 2003 Charles E. Jones
Genus: Arctostaphylos
Communities: Chaparral, Yellow Pine Forest

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Arctostaphylos chaloneorum
PLANTS: Arctostaphylos pseudopungens
ICPN + PLANTS: Arctostaphylos pungens ssp. chaloneorum
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More information about  Arctostaphylos pungens
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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 16, 2019).