Morro manzanita (Arctostaphylos morroensis)

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General Information

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
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Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
12/15/1994 California/Nevada Region (Region 8)

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
03/22/2006 71 FR 14538 14542 Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of 56 Species in California and Nevada: Notice of review.
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
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
05/25/2011 76 FR 30377 30382 Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of Species in California, Nevada, and the Klamath Basin of Oregon
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

» Recovery

Current Recovery Plan(s)
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
Other Recovery Documents
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
  • Notice 5-year Review, Initiation
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
  • Notice 5-year Review, Completion
03/22/2006 71 FR 14538 14542 Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of 56 Species in California and Nevada: Notice of review.
  • Notice 5-year Review
Five Year Review
Date Title
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

Habitat Conservation Plans (HCP) (learn more)
HCP Plan Summaries
Gosnell Residential

» Petitions

» Life History

Habitat Requirements

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.

Reproductive Strategy

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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