Species Details

Arctostaphylos manzanita ssp. elegans

Konocti manzanita

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Photo of Arctostaphylos manzanita ssp. elegans
©2018 Dean Wm. Taylor
Photo of Arctostaphylos manzanita ssp. elegans
©2016 Dana York
Photo of Arctostaphylos manzanita ssp. elegans
©2021 Zoya Akulova
Scientific Name:
Arctostaphylos manzanita Parry ssp. elegans (Jeps.) Wells
Common Name:
Konocti manzanita
Family: Ericaceae
Element Code: PDERI04271
USDA Plants Symbol: ARMAE
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: perennial evergreen shrub
Blooming Period: (Jan)Mar-May(Jul)
395 - 1615 meters
1295 - 5300 feet
General Habitat:
  • Chaparral
  • Cismontane woodland
  • Lower montane coniferous forest
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Volcanic

Possibly threatened by development, geothermal energy development, conversion to vineyards, vehicles, and road widening. 

Total Occurrences: 69
Element Occurrence Ranks:
1 7 2 1 0 58
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 55
Recent <=20 Years 14
Presumed Extant 69
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Colusa (COL), Glenn (GLE), Humboldt (HUM), Lake (LAK), Mendocino (MEN), Napa (NAP), Shasta (SHA), Sonoma (SON), Tehama (TEH), Trinity (TRI)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Alder Springs (3912266), Asti (3812278), Bartlett Mtn. (3912227), Bartlett Springs (3912226), Chrome (3912265), Clearlake Highlands (3812286), Clearlake Oaks (3912216), Cloverdale (3812371), Covelo East (3912372), Covelo West (3912373), Crockett Peak (3912247), Detert Reservoir (3812265), Dinsmore (4012345), Felkner Hill (3912256), Fouts Springs (3912236), Gilmore Peak (3912235), Hall Ridge (3912276), Highland Springs (3812288), Kelseyville (3812287), Lake Pillsbury (3912248), Lakeport (3912218), Lucerne (3912217), Mount St. Helena (3812266), Newville (3912275), Pony Buck Peak (4012331), Potato Hill (3912237), Riley Ridge (3912286), Smoky Creek (4012332), St. John Mtn. (3912246), Tan Oak Park (3912375), The Geysers (3812277), Whispering Pines (3812276), Zenia (4012324)
Definitions of codes following a county and/or quad:
* Presumed extirpated
(?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
Quad and county data is imported from the CNDDB. Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable. These data should NOT be substituted for pre-project review or for on-site surveys.


Presumed Extant
Counties   Quads
Original Description: Erythea 1:15 (1893)
Revised Nomenclature: MadroƱo 19(6):201 (1968)
Species Account: Arctostaphylos manzanita ssp. elegans profile for potential Species of Conservation Concern evaluation (2021)
Other: American Journal of Botany 27(3):186-190