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Arctostaphylos gabrielensis
San Gabriel manzanita
Conservation status

Critically Imperiled (NatureServe)
Scientific classification
A. gabrielensis
Binomial name
Arctostaphylos gabrielensis

Arctostaphylos gabrielensis, known by the common name San Gabriel manzanita, is a species of manzanita. It is endemic to one small area in the San Gabriel Mountains of Los Angeles County, California.

It is a member of the California montane chaparral and woodlands plant community.


This is a shrub growing to heights between one and two meters. It has an erect form with a large, spherical burl. Leaves are bright green, shiny, and mostly hairless. They are 2 to 4 centimeters long with smooth edges. The shrub blooms in dense inflorescences of urn-shaped manzanita flowers. The fruit is a rounded red drupe up to 14 millimeters wide.

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