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|Family: Malvaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Sphaeralcea||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Sphaeralcea coulteri (S. Watson) A. Gray
Habit: Annual, with few long, soft hairs. Stem: sprawling to erect, 1.5--15 dm, slender. Leaf: blade 15--45 mm, +- triangular, gray-green, coarsely toothed, base cordate or +- truncate; lobes 3 or 5. Inflorescence: generally raceme-like, tip generally with leaf-like bracts; flower stalk > calyx. Flower: petals < 11 mm, salmon-orange; filament tube +- 5 mm, hairy, anthers yellow. Fruit: segments +- 15, 1.5--2 mm, 2--2.5 mm wide, dehiscent part +- 1 mm, flat, +- 30% of segment, projecting inward. Seed: 1 per segment, brown, glabrous or +- hairy. Chromosomes: 2n=10.
Ecology: Uncommon. Dry, sandy places; Elevation: < 300 m. Bioregional Distribution: s DSon; Distribution Outside California: Arizona, Mexico. Flowering Time: Mar--May
eFlora Treatment Author: John C. La Duke
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Sphaeralcea angustifolia
Next taxon: Sphaeralcea emoryi var. emoryi
Citation for this treatment: John C. La Duke 2017. Sphaeralcea coulteri, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=45135, accessed on February 23, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 23, 2017.