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|Family: Malvaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Malacothamnus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Malacothamnus marrubioides (Durand & Hilg.) Greene
Habit: Plant < 2 m, branches slender; hairs sessile, +- yellow, close-dense-woolly. Leaf: blade < 6 cm, cordate, thin, unlobed to +- 3--5-lobed, densely hairy; veins prominent abaxially. Inflorescence: spike- or panicle-like; flowers 3--6 per node; leaf-like bracts 3--6, +- = leaves; flowering stalks < 4 mm, stout; bractlets > 1/2 calyx. Flower: calyx 0.7--1.5 cm, 0.4 cm wide, lobes lanceolate to deltate, acuminate, 2--4 × tube, hairs < 1 mm; petals < 2 cm, pale to deep pink; filament column < 1 cm. Fruit: segments 3 mm, +- 3 mm wide, deeply notched, dark brown. Chromosomes: 2n=34.
Ecology: Chaparral, washes, hillsides; Elevation: 450--1100 m. Bioregional Distribution: SNF, SnJV, s SnFrB, WTR, SnGb, PR; Distribution Outside California: northwestern Baja California. Flowering Time: May--Jul
eFlora Treatment Author: Tracey Slotta
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Malacothamnus jonesii
Next taxon: Malacothamnus orbiculatus
Citation for this treatment: Tracey Slotta 2016. Malacothamnus marrubioides, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=32530, accessed on July 30, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 30, 2016.