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|Family: Malvaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Malacothamnus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Malacothamnus palmeri (S. Watson) Greene
Habit: Plant < 2.5 m, branches stout; hairs stalked, +- yellow, occasionally glandular and bristly, shaggy woolly to short-hairy. Leaf: petioles < 6 cm; blade < 7 cm, < 8 cm wide, thin, 5-lobed; hairs similar abaxially, adaxially. Inflorescence: head-like; flowers > 10; leaf-like bracts > 10; flowering stalks +- 0; bractlets 1.5--2.5 cm, 1/2 as wide. Flower: calyx <= 1.5 cm, lobes awl-shaped to lanceolate; petals < 4 cm, filament column < 2 cm. Fruit: segments < 4 mm, ovate, deeply or narrowly notched, brown. Chromosomes: 2n=34.
eFlora Treatment Author: Tracey Slotta
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Malacothamnus orbiculatus
Next taxon: Malacothamnus palmeri var. involucratus
Citation for this treatment: Tracey Slotta 2016. Malacothamnus palmeri, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=32531, accessed on February 10, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 10, 2016.