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|Family: Malvaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Fremontodendron||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Fremontodendron californicum (Torr.) Coville
Habit: Plant erect, generally 2--5 m, taller than wide, branched near ground. Leaf: petiole 0.4--3 cm; blade 1--7 cm, palmately lobed (unlobed), soft to leathery, base truncate to shallowly cordate; stipules +- 2 mm. Inflorescence: flower stalk 4--18 mm. Flower: (23)35--60(76) mm wide; sepals yellow, sometimes +- red towards base, keeled on back, pit margins silky-hairy. Seed: dull brown to black, stellate-pubescent, aril-like structure present.
Ecology: Chaparral, oak/pine woodland; Elevation: 180--2320 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCoRO, NCoRI, s CaR, SN, SnFrB, SCoR, TR, PR; Distribution Outside California: southwestern Oregon, Arizona, northern Baja California. Flowering Time: Apr--Jul Note: Highly variable; some variation induced by habitat.
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert E. Preston, R. David Whetstone & T.A. Atkinson
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Fremontodendron
Next taxon: Fremontodendron decumbens
Citation for this treatment: Robert E. Preston, R. David Whetstone & T.A. Atkinson 2016. Fremontodendron californicum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=26127, accessed on July 27, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 27, 2016.