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|Family: Malvaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Malacothamnus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Malacothamnus orbiculatus (Greene) Greene
Habit: Plant < 2 m, branches stout; hairs +- stalked, +- yellow, shaggy-woolly to velvety. Leaf: blade < 7 cm, cordate, thick, unlobed to obscure-3-lobed, hairs denser, veins raised abaxially. Inflorescence: spike-like; flowers 3--6 per node; leaf-like bracts 3--5, at inflorescence base +- = leaves; flowering stalks < 0.6 cm, stout; bractlets 3/4 calyx. Flower: calyx < 1.2 cm, 1/3 as wide, lobes awl-shaped to lanceolate; petals < 2 cm, filament column > 1/2 petals. Fruit: segments 2.2--3.2 mm, ovate, +- notched, brown.
Ecology: Dry slopes above pine belt; Elevation: 1300--2800 m. Bioregional Distribution: SNF, s SNH, TR, DMtns. Flowering Time: May--Jul, Oct--Nov Note: Sometimes included in Malacothamnus fremontii.
eFlora Treatment Author: Tracey Slotta
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Malacothamnus marrubioides
Next taxon: Malacothamnus palmeri
Citation for this treatment: Tracey Slotta 2016. Malacothamnus orbiculatus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=32527, accessed on May 29, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 29, 2016.