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|Family: Malvaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Hibiscus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Hibiscus denudatus Benth.
Habit: Subshrub, densely stellate-hairy. Stem: 0.5--1 m, generally tangled-branched. Leaf: blade 1--3 cm, ovate, truncate, finely toothed, densely stellate-hairy abaxially, adaxially; stipules 2--3 mm. Inflorescence: flowers 1 in leaf axils; flowering stalks 0.5--1.5 cm; bractlets 0.5--4 mm, persistent [(0)]. Flower: sepals 11--15 mm, fused at base; petals 2--2.7 cm, white or lavender, base generally purple; stamen column 8--9 mm. Fruit: 7--8 mm, +- <= calyx, spheric, spread wide open at maturity, glabrous or at tip hairy. Seed: +- 2.5 mm, reniform, densely silky, hairs 3--4 mm. Chromosomes: 2n=22.
Ecology: Desert scrub of mesas, canyons, creosote-bush scrub; Elevation: < 800 m. Bioregional Distribution: DSon; Distribution Outside California: to Nevada, western Texas, northern Mexico. Flowering Time: Feb--May
Synonyms: Hibiscus denundatus var. involucellatus A. Gray
eFlora Treatment Author: Steven R. Hill
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Hibiscus
Next taxon: Hibiscus lasiocarpos var. occidentalis
Citation for this treatment: Steven R. Hill 2017. Hibiscus denudatus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=28196, 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.