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Hooker's Manzanita (Arctostaphylos hookeri ssp. hookeri)

Photo Credit: ©2011 Chris Winchell
  • Global Rank: T2 - Imperiled
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Ericaceae
  • State: CA
  • Nature Serve ID: 147956
  • Lifeform: Subshrub, Shrub
  • Date Inducted in National Collection:

A subspecies of the Raven’s Manzanita (Arctostaphylos hookeri) is the Arctostaphylos hookeri ssp. Hookeri, the Monterey Manzanita that is endemic to the Monterey Bay area. Unlike A. hookeri, A. h. Hookeri has a longer blooming period (January - June) has a smaller range of where it can be found. As the common name implies, it can be found along the southern coast of Monterey Bay among coastal scrub and woodlands. While A. hookeri is only Vulnerable, the Monterey Manzanita is currently classified as Imperiled with less than 20 occurrences left in its native habitat. Current threats specific to this species include agricultural development.

Where is Hooker's Manzanita (Arctostaphylos hookeri ssp. hookeri) located in the wild?


A. h. ssp. hookeri can be found among Monterey Bay's chaparral, coastal scrub, pine forest, and foothill woodland communities. 


Arctostaphylos hookeri ssp. hookeri can be found on the southern coast of Monterey Bay.

States & Provinces:

Hooker's Manzanita can be found in California

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Taxon Arctostaphylos hookeri ssp. hookeri
Authority D. Don
Family Ericaceae
CPC Number 8545
ITIS 23490
Duration Perennial
Common Names Hooker's Manzanita | Monterey Manzanita
Associated Scientific Names Arctostaphylos hookeri ssp. hookeri
Distribution Arctostaphylos hookeri ssp. hookeri can be found on the southern coast of Monterey Bay.
State Rank
State State Rank
California S2
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