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|Family: Malvaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Sphaeralcea grossulariifolia (Hook. & Arn.) Rydb.
Habit: Subshrub. Stem: erect, 6--10 dm, white-canescent (+- glabrous and green or purple); base woody. Leaf: blade 17--35 mm, 5-veined, green to gray-green, base cordate; lobes 3, deep, rounded or pointed, each +- lobed or divided. Inflorescence: raceme-like, flowers rarely not in clusters; tip without leaf-like bracts; flowering stalks < or > calyx. Flower: sepals < 11 mm; petals +- 11 mm, red-orange; filament tube +- 6 mm, +- hairy, anthers yellow. Fruit: segments 10--12, +- 2.5 mm, +- 2.5 mm wide, truncate-conic to spheric, dehiscent part < 1.5 mm, +- 60% of segment. Seed: 1 per segment, gray, glabrous to +- hairy. Chromosomes: 2n=20.
Ecology: Dry, volcanic soils; Elevation: < 1700 m. Bioregional Distribution: se MP (Lassen Co.); Distribution Outside California: to Washington, Idaho, Utah. Flowering Time: May--Jun Note: Sphaeralcea grossulariifolia var. fumariensis S.L. Welsh & N.D. Atwood, a Utah endemic, recognized by some.
Unabridged Note: Would be treated as Sphaeralcea grossulariifolia (Hook. & Arn.) Rydb. var. grossulariifolia if Sphaeralcea grossulariifolia var. fumariensis S.L. Welsh & N.D. Atwood (Rhodora 103:82--86. 2001), a Utah endemic published since TJM (1993), is recognized.
eFlora Treatment Author: John C. La Duke
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Sphaeralcea emoryi var. emoryi
Next taxon: Sphaeralcea munroana
Citation for this treatment: John C. La Duke 2016. Sphaeralcea grossulariifolia, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=45139, accessed on October 27, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on October 27, 2016.