Taxon: Arbutus menziesii Pursh

Genus: Arbutus
Family: Ericaceae
  Subfamily: Arbutoideae
Nomen number: 316002
Place of publication: Fl. Amer. sept. 1:282. 1813
Comment: for date of this publication see Taxon 57:305. 2008
Name Verified on: 11-Mar-1991 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 13-Dec-2012
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Corvallis (COR)
Accessions: 15 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; AH 519)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Oregon, - Washington
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - California
    • Western Canada: Canada - British Columbia

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin). 2009 (Vara kulturvaxt namn)
  • Foster, S. & C. Hobbs A field guide to Western medicinal plants and herbs. 2002 (W Med Pl Herbs)
  • Hickman, J. C., ed. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California. 1993 (F CalifJep)
  • Hitchcock, C. L. et al. Vascular plants of the Pacific Northwest. 1955-1969 (F Pacif NW)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Krüssmann, G. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976). 1984 (Krussmann)
  • Little, E. L., Jr. Important forest trees of the United States. 1978 (AH 519)
  • Little, E. L., Jr. Checklist of United States trees, Agric. Handb. 541. 1979 (Trees US)
  • Moerman, D. Native American ethnobotany, ed. 5. 1998 (Nat Amer Ethnobot)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. 1986- (Eur Gard F)

Check other web resources for Arbutus menziesii Pursh :


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image