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|Family: Malvaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Eremalche||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Eremalche exilis (A. Gray) Greene
Stem: prostrate to decumbent, < 50 cm, finely stellate-hairy. Leaf: generally 1--2.5 cm wide, 3--5-lobed; lobe tips entire or 3-toothed. Inflorescence: flowers 1 in leaf axils, scattered on stem, occasionally near stem base, +- = subtending leaves; bractlets 3--7 mm. Flower: bisexual; calyx 4--7 mm, lobes 3--5 mm, 1.5--2.5 mm wide; petals 4--5.5 mm, white or pale pink-purple. Fruit: segments 9--13, 1.4--1.8 mm, +- wedge-shaped in ×-section, margins rounded, outer wall cross-ridged. Chromosomes: 2n=20,40.
Ecology: Desert scrub; Elevation: < 1500 m. Bioregional Distribution: SnJV, SCoRI, ChI (probably extirpated), SnGb, W&I, D; Distribution Outside California: Arizona, Nevada, Utah, northern Baja California. Flowering Time: Mar--May
Synonyms: Malvastrum exilis A. Gray
eFlora Treatment Author: Katarina Andreasen & David M. Bates
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Previous taxon: Eremalche
Next taxon: Eremalche parryi
Citation for this treatment: Katarina Andreasen & David M. Bates 2017. Eremalche exilis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=24546, accessed on February 20, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 20, 2017.