Calflora
Taxon  Report   558    
Arctostaphylos hispidula  Howell
Howell's manzanita
Arctostaphylos hispidula
© 2008 Norman Jensen
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Arctostaphylos hispidula
© 2006 Steve Matson
Arctostaphylos hispidula
© 2008 Norman Jensen
Arctostaphylos hispidula, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, Oregon.
also called Arctostaphylos stanfordiana ssp. hispidula
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.2 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

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Bloom Period
Arctostaphylos hispidula
© 2002 Djibo Zanzot
Family: ERICACEAE  
Genus: Arctostaphylos
Communities: Chaparral

Serpentine affinity: 4.5; (broad endemic)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Arctostaphylos hispidula var. viscosissima
PLANTS: Arctostaphylos pungens ssp. hispidula
CNPS + PLANTS: Arctostaphylos stanfordiana ssp. hispidula
More information about  Arctostaphylos hispidula
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (ARHI5)

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 16, 2018).