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Pecho Manzanita (Arctostaphylos pechoensis)

  • Global Rank: G2 - Imperiled
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Ericaceae
  • State: CA
  • Nature Serve ID: 160403
  • Lifeform: Shrub
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 12/15/2020

Found only in the Pecho Hills in San Luis Obispo County (CA), the Pecho Manzanita (Arctostaphylos pechoensis) can be found growing in coastal coniferous forests/chaparral. Preferring siliceous shale as its soil, they are known to grow between 2-5 m tall and produce white-pink clusters of urn-shaped blossoms through winter into early spring. In addition to being endemic to California, urbanization is also a threatening factor to A. pechoensis.

Where is Pecho Manzanita (Arctostaphylos pechoensis) located in the wild?

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Pecho Manzanita can be found in California

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Taxon Arctostaphylos pechoensis
Authority Dudley ex Abrams
Family Ericaceae
CPC Number 236
ITIS 23515
Duration Perennial
Common Names Pecho Manzanita
Associated Scientific Names Arctostaphylos pechoensis | Arctostaphylos andersonii var. pechoensis
State Rank
State State Rank
California S2
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