Arctostaphylos catalinae

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Arctostaphylos catalinae
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Arctostaphylos
Species: A. catalinae
Binomial name
Arctostaphylos catalinae
P.V. Wells
Arctostaphylos catalinae fruit

Arctostaphylos catalinae, known by the common name Santa Catalina Island manzanita, is a species of manzanita native to Southern California.


The plant is endemic to Santa Catalina Island, one of the southern Channel Islands of California.[1]

The plant grows in maritime chaparral habitats, on the ridges of Catalina Island.[2]


Arctostaphylos catalinae is a shrub usually exceeding 2 metres (6.6 ft) in height, sometimes taking a treelike form up to 5 metres (16 ft) tall. It is glandular and covered in white bristles. [2]

The leaves also have fine bristles. The dull, light green blades are up to 5 centimeters long by 3 wide. [2]

The flowers are borne in an open, branching inflorescence with leaflike bracts. [2]

The fruit is a spherical drupe up to 1.5 centimeters wide.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ World Conservation Monitoring Centre. 1998. Arctostaphylos catalinae. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. Downloaded on 31 July 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d e Arctostaphylos catalinae. The Jepson Manual.

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