Morro manzanita (Arctostaphylos morroensis)
Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND
Arctostaphylos morroensis is a long-lived shrub in the heath (Ericaceae) family that is endemic to San Luis Obispo County, California.
- States/US Territories in which the Morro manzanita is known to or is believed to occur: California
- US Counties in which the Morro manzanita is known to or is believed to occur: View All
|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|12/15/1994||California/Nevada Region (Region 8)|
» Federal Register Documents
|12/23/1991||56 FR 66400 66408||ETWP; Proposed Rule for Five Plants and Morro Shoulderband Snail from Western San Luis Obispo County, California; 56 FR 66400 66408|
|03/25/2009||74 FR 12878 12883||Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of 58 Species in California, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah; Availability of Completed 5-Year Reviews in California and Nevada|
|05/25/2011||76 FR 30377 30382||Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of Species in California, Nevada, and the Klamath Basin of Oregon|
|03/22/2006||71 FR 14538 14542||Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of 56 Species in California and Nevada: Notice of review.|
|12/15/1994||59 FR 64613 64623||ETWP; Endangered or Threatened Status for Five Plants and The Morro Shoulderband Snail From Western San luis Obispo County, California|
|Date||Title||Plan Action Status||Plan Status|
|09/28/1998||Recovery Plan for the Morro Shoulderband Snail and Four Plants from San Luis Obispo County||View Implementation Progress||Final|
|Date||Citation Page||Title||Document Type|
|05/25/2011||76 FR 30377 30382||Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of Species in California, Nevada, and the Klamath Basin of Oregon||
|03/25/2009||74 FR 12878 12883||Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of 58 Species in California, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah; Availability of Completed 5-Year Reviews in California and Nevada||
|03/22/2006||71 FR 14538 14542||Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of 56 Species in California and Nevada: Notice of review.||
|06/24/2013||Arctostaphylos morroensis (Morro manzanita) 5-Year Review (2013)|
|03/31/2008||Morro manzanita 5-year review|
» Critical Habitat
No critical habitat rules have been published for the Morro manzanita.
» Conservation Plans
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» Life History
The distribution of Arctostaphlyos morroensis is correlated with that of soils developed on ancient sand dunes that were deposited during the Pleistocene (i.e., Baywood fine sands). This species is found in association with coastal dune scrub, maritime chaparral, and coast live oak woodland on sites with low to moderate slopes.
Arctostaphylos morroensis flowers in the winter, with fruit maturation and seed dispersal occurring in the fall. Unlike other species of manzanita, A. morroensis is an obligate seeder, lacking a woody burl from which it can resprout post-fire.
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