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|Family: Malvaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Malacothamnus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Malacothamnus aboriginum (B.L. Rob.) Greene
Habit: Plant 2--3 m, branches stout; hairs dense, coarse, +- yellow. Leaf: blade < 7 cm, round to ovate, 3--5-lobed, short-stellate-hairy abaxially, adaxially. Inflorescence: spike- or panicle-like; flowers generally +- 10 per node; leaf-like bracts many; flowering stalks < 0.5 cm. Flower: buds acuminate; calyx +- 1 cm, +- 0.5 cm wide; petals 1--2 cm; filament column < petals. Fruit: segments 2.5--3 mm, almost as wide, shallowly to deeply notched, brown. Chromosomes: 2n=34.
Ecology: Open rocky slopes; Elevation: 150--700 m. Bioregional Distribution: c SNF, SnJV (San Benito, Monterey, Fresno cos.), s SnFrB, SCoR. Flowering Time: May--Jul
eFlora Treatment Author: Tracey Slotta
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Malacothamnus abbottii
Next taxon: Malacothamnus clementinus
Citation for this treatment: Tracey Slotta 2017. Malacothamnus aboriginum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=32513, accessed on January 17, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 17, 2017.