Calflora
Taxon  Report   617    
Arctostaphylos tomentosa  (Pursh) Lindl.  ssp. crustacea  (Eastw.) P. V. Wells  
(no longer an active name)
Brittle leaf manzanita,  Brittleleaf manzanita
Arctostaphylos tomentosa ssp. crustacea
© 1995 Dan Post
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Arctostaphylos tomentosa ssp. crustacea, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Arctostaphylos tomentosa ssp. crustacea
© 2008 Gary McDonald
Communities: Chaparral
Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

ICPN accepted name:
Arctostaphylos crustacea ssp. crustacea

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Arctostaphylos crustacea
NOTE: Arctostaphylos tomentosa ssp. crustacea is no longer an active name.
More information about  Arctostaphylos tomentosa ssp. crustacea
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (ARTOC3)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: Dec 15, 2018).