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|Family: Malvaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Sphaeralcea||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Sphaeralcea orcuttii Rose
Habit: [Annual], subshrub, +- yellow-canescent, hairs fine. Stem: erect, 5--12 dm. Leaf: blade 30--50 mm, rounded to triangular, prominently 3-veined, generally yellow-green, entire to +- wavy, base tapered to truncate; lobes +- 3. Inflorescence: raceme-like or dense panicle, tip without leaf-like bracts; flower stalk < calyx. Flower: petals 10--12 mm, red-orange; filament tube 5--6 mm, hairy, anthers yellow. Fruit: segments 12--17, 2.5--3 mm, 2--3 mm wide, +- hemispheric, dehiscent part < 1 mm, < 20% of segment. Seed: 1 per segment, brown, glabrous or +- hairy. Chromosomes: 2n=10.
Ecology: Dry, sandy, +- alkaline desert scrub; Elevation: -20--900 m. Bioregional Distribution: s DSon; Distribution Outside California: Arizona, Mexico. Flowering Time: Feb--Sep
eFlora Treatment Author: John C. La Duke
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Sphaeralcea munroana
Next taxon: Sphaeralcea rusbyi var. eremicola
Citation for this treatment: John C. La Duke 2016. Sphaeralcea orcuttii, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=45148, 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.