Arctostaphylos hookeri

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Arctostaphylos hookeri
Arctostaphylos hookeri ssp franciscana 3.jpg
ssp. franciscana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Arctostaphylos
Species: A. hookeri
Binomial name
Arctostaphylos hookeri

Arctostaphylos hookeri is a species of manzanita known by the common name Hooker's manzanita.


Arctostaphylos hookeri is a low shrub which is variable in appearance and has several subspecies. These are generally mat-forming plants or low bushes with small green leaves, dense inflorescences of white to pink flowers, and shiny egg-shaped or round red drupes.


The Arctostaphylos hookeri shrub is endemic to California where its native range extends from the coastal San Francisco Bay Area to the Central Coast.


There are several subspecies including:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ishimaru, H. Protected plant may delay Doyle Drive project. November 18, 2009.
  2. ^ Fimrite, P. Manzanita bush's discovery excites scientists. San Francisco Chronicle December 26, 2009.
  3. ^ Caltrans. Doyle Drive Transplanting Manzanita Bush. January 23, 2010.
  4. ^ La Ganga, Maria. "Franciscan manzanita added to U.S. endangered list". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 

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