Arctostaphylos hookeri franciscana Eastw.

Franciscan manzanita

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Extinct in the wild

Last record: 1942 (Smith, 2018)

 

A single plant remains in the wild, rediscovered in 2009. Thus although the taxon has been rediscovered in the wild, the in situ population is not viable.

 

Distribution

San Francisco, California, USA

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Knapp, Wesley M. et al. (2020). Vascular plant extinction in the continental United States and Canada. Conservation Biology. doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/cobi.13621

Smith, James P. Jnr. (2018). California vascular plants: are some of them out there? Botanical Studies 74: 1-4? [4].

Walter, Kerry S. and Gillett, Harriet J. (eds.). (1998). 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. Compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Gland, Switzerland & Cambridge, UK: IUCN – The World Conservation Union. lxiv + 862 pp.

http://www.sfexaminer.com/presidios-loneliest-plant-world-meets-match/

https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Sex-and-shrubbery-Presidio-biologists-seek-mates-12703776.php

http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2011/san-francisco-manzanita-09-07-2011.html

http://vanishingflora.proboards.com/thread/2827/franciscan-manzanita