Localities documented in Tropicos sources
United States (North America)
Note: This information is based on publications available through Tropicos and may not represent the entire distribution. Tropicos does not categorize distributions as native or non-native.
- Munz, P. A. 1974. Fl. S. Calif. 1–1086. University of California Press, Berkeley. http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/1719
Global Range: California endemic, Santa Catalina Island.
Habitat and Ecology
Comments: Chaparral; volcanic.
IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
- Needs updating
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: N2 - Imperiled
NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded Global Status Rank: G2 - Imperiled
Reasons: Endemic to California, Arctostaphylos catalinae occurs only on Santa Catalina Island and is recovering vigorously after removal of most of the feral goats.
Comments: No threates are reported by the California Native Plant Society (2001), however, feral goats were a problem in the past. The California Natural Diversity Database reports no threats as well (2003).
The leaves also have fine bristles. The dull, light green blades are up to 5 centimeters long by 3 wide. 
- California chaparral and woodlands — ecoregion.
- California coastal sage and chaparral — sub-ecoregion.
- Flora of the Channel Islands of California
- California Native Plant Society-CNPS Inventory Plant Detail: Arctostaphylos catalinae — Rare, threatened, or endangered flora in California.