Based on an September 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden holds 3 accessions of Arctostaphylos cruzensis in orthodox seed collection. There are as many as 24 seeds of this species in their collection - although some may have been used for curation testing or sent to back up.
Based on an August 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden has collected 3 seed accessions of Arctostaphylos cruzensis from 1 plant occurrences listed in the California Natural Diversity Database. These collections together emcompass 3 maternal plants
There are less than 20 known occurrences of Arctostaphylos cruzensis. Endemic to two counties in California. Its coastal habitat favors development and it is also threatened by grazing and by recreational use of the coast. Most EO's are on private lands with significant numbers on Hearst property, which is perhaps slated to be partially protected as part of a land deal with ALC.
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