Species Details

Arctostaphylos auriculata

Mt. Diablo manzanita

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Scientific Name:
Arctostaphylos auriculata Eastw.
Common Name:
Mt. Diablo manzanita
Family: Ericaceae
Element Code: PDERI04040
USDA Plants Symbol: ARAU
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: perennial evergreen shrub
Blooming Period: Jan-Mar
Elevation:
135 - 650 meters
445 - 2135 feet
General Habitat:
  • Chaparral (sandstone)
  • Cismontane woodland
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
Notes:
Known from fewer than twenty occurrences. Threatened by road maintenance. See Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 32:202 (1905) for original description, and American Midland Naturalist 23:622 (1940) for taxonomic treatment.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 17
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
2 5 5 0 0 5
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 13
Recent <=20 Years 4
Presence:
Presumed Extant 17
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Contra Costa (CCA), Mendocino (MEN)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Antioch South (3712187), Clayton (3712188), Diablo (3712178), Tassajara (3712177), Willis Ridge (3912353)
Notes:
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.

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Presumed Extant
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