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Baja California Manzanita (Ornithostaphylos oppositifolia)

In the United States, the Baja California bird bush (Ornithostaphylos oppositifolia) is known from a single occurrence along the US/MX border, which has been previously impacted by fence construction.  The restored plants are setting a lot of fruit this year.  It is also found in Baja California, Mexico, where it is found all the way to the southern extreme of the California Floristic Province. Photo Credit: Sula Vanderplank
  • Global Rank: G4 - Apparently Secure
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Ericaceae
  • State: CA
  • Nature Serve ID: 158447
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 08/20/2021

Where is Baja California Manzanita (Ornithostaphylos oppositifolia) located in the wild?

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Baja California Manzanita can be found in California

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Taxon Ornithostaphylos oppositifolia
Authority (Parry) Small
Family Ericaceae
CPC Number 449609
ITIS 504061
Common Names Baja birdbush | Baja California birdbush | Baja California Manzanita
Associated Scientific Names Arctostaphylos oppositifolia
State Rank
State State Rank
California S1
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