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|Family: Malvaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Anoda||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Anoda cristata (L.) Schltdl.
Stem: decumbent to erect, 0.5--1 m, sparsely bristly. Leaf: not leathery; blade 2--9 cm, often with central purple blotch, generally triangular to hastate, +- crenate or dentate; hairs generally simple. Inflorescence: generally flowers 1 in leaf axils, occasionally raceme-like in age. Flower: calyx +- 10 mm diam, 20--25 mm diam in fruit, lobes acuminate, often +- red, spreading in fruit; petals 8--30 mm; styles 10--20. Fruit: bristly. Chromosomes: 2n=30,60,90.
Ecology: Uncommon in disturbed places; Elevation: < 800 m. Bioregional Distribution: SNF, GV, SCo, D; Distribution Outside California: to southeastern and central United States, South America, Middle East, Australia; perhaps native to Mexico. Flowering Time: Aug--Nov
Synonyms: Anoda cristata var. digitata (A. Gray) Hochr.
Unabridged Note: In California also as agricultural weed.
eFlora Treatment Author: Paul A. Fryxell & Steven R. Hill
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Anoda
Next taxon: Anoda pentaschista
Citation for this treatment: Paul A. Fryxell & Steven R. Hill 2017. Anoda cristata, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=13468, accessed on April 30, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on April 30, 2017.