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|Family: Malvaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Eremalche||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Eremalche rotundifolia (A. Gray) Greene
Stem: erect, 8--60 cm, sometimes branched from base; hairs generally simple, bristly. Leaf: 1.5--6 cm wide, round-reniform, crenate to coarsely dentate. Inflorescence: flowers including petioles generally >> subtending leaves; bractlets 6--10 mm. Flower: bisexual; calyx 9.5--14 mm, lobes 5.5--11 mm, 3.5--7 mm wide; petals 15--30 mm, pink-purple, base with bright purple area. Fruit: segments generally 25--35, 2.8--3.5 mm, wafer-like, margins sharp, outer wall net-veined. Chromosomes: 2n=20.
Ecology: Dry desert scrub; Elevation: -50--1200 m. Bioregional Distribution: D; Distribution Outside California: Nevada, Arizona, northwestern Mexico. Flowering Time: Mar--May
Synonyms: Malvastrum rotundifolium A. Gray
eFlora Treatment Author: Katarina Andreasen & David M. Bates
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Eremalche parryi subsp. parryi
Next taxon: Fremontodendron
Citation for this treatment: Katarina Andreasen & David M. Bates 2017. Eremalche rotundifolia, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=24549, accessed on March 25, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on March 25, 2017.