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|Family: Malvaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Sphaeralcea||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Sphaeralcea angustifolia (Cav.) G. Don
Habit: Subshrub, canescent. Stem: erect, generally 0.5--1.5 m. Leaf: blade 15--48 mm, +- lance-linear, 3--5-veined, light gray-green, entire to wavy-crenate, base tapered; lobes 0 or leaf hastate. Inflorescence: raceme-like, tip generally with leaf-like bracts; flower stalk +- = calyx; bractlets thread-like. Flower: petals 7--9 mm, red-orange; filament tube 5.5--7 mm, hairy, anthers yellow. Fruit: segments 9--13, 4--7 mm, 1.5--2 mm wide, truncate-conic, dehiscent part 3--4 mm, +- 75% of segment. Seed: 2 per segment, brown-black, hairy. Chromosomes: 2n=10,20,30.
Ecology: Desert scrub; Elevation: -6--500 m. Bioregional Distribution: DMoj, n DSon; Distribution Outside California: to Kansas, Texas, northern Mexico. Flowering Time: Mar--Oct Note: Relationship to Sphaeralcea emoryi needs study.
Synonyms: Sphaeralcea angustifolia var. cuspidata A. Gray; Sphaeralcea angustifolia var. oblongifolia (A. Gray) Shinners; Sphaeralcea emoryi A. Gray var. nevadensis (Kearney) Kearney
eFlora Treatment Author: John C. La Duke
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Sphaeralcea ambigua var. rugosa
Next taxon: Sphaeralcea coulteri
Citation for this treatment: John C. La Duke 2017. Sphaeralcea angustifolia, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=45131, 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.