Based on an September 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, University of California Botanical Garden holds 1 accessions of Arctostaphylos franciscana in orthodox seed collection. We are uncertain as to how many total seeds are in this collection.
Based on an August 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, University of California Botanical Garden has collected 1 seed accessions of Arctostaphylos franciscana from 1 plant occurrences listed in the California Natural Diversity Database. These collections together emcompass an unknown number of maternal plants
Previously believed extinct in the wild, a single wild plant of this variety was discovered in 2009. Exists in cultivation at RSA Botanic Garden, Claremont, California; at the University of California Botanical Garden, Berkeley, California; and at Strybing Arboretum in San Francisco, California.
Extinct in the wild! Exists at Regional Parks Botanic Garden and Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden.
The phylogeny of species and varieties in the Arctostaphylos hookeri complex have been investigated. (Markos et al.1998)
Habitat restoration and reintroduction programs
Education of the public to encourage use of this species as an ornamental plant
Maintain seeds and plants to maximize known genetic diversity of the taxon
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