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|Genus: Malacothamnus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Malacothamnus fremontii (Torr. ex A. Gray) Greene
Habit: Plant < 3 m, branches +- erect, stout; hairs stalked, white, woolly to long-shaggy-hairy. Leaf: blade < 9 cm, round, thick, shallowly 5-lobed. Inflorescence: spike- to panicle-like; flowers 3--5 per node; leaf-like bracts few; flowering stalks < 1.5 cm; bractlets < 1/2 calyx, 1/2 as wide (as long). Flower: buds rounded; calyx < 1.2 cm, 1/3 as wide, lobes awl-shaped to lanceolate; petals < 2 cm; filament column to 1 cm. Fruit: segments 2--4 mm, obovate, shallowly notched, brown. Chromosomes: 2n=34.
Ecology: Open chaparral to pine woodland; Elevation: 600--1300 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCoRI, SNF, n SNH, GV, CW (exc SCoRO), SnGb. Flowering Time: May--Jul
Synonyms: Malacothamnus fremontii subsp. cercophorus (B.L. Rob.) Munz; Malacothamnus helleri (Eastw.) Kearney; Malacothamnus howellii (Eastw.) Kearney
eFlora Treatment Author: Tracey Slotta
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Malacothamnus fasciculatus var. nuttallii
Next taxon: Malacothamnus hallii
Citation for this treatment: Tracey Slotta 2016. Malacothamnus fremontii, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=32524, accessed on May 27, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 27, 2016.