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|Family: Malvaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Anisodontea||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Anisodontea capensis (L.) D.M. Bates
GARDEN AND URBAN WEED
Habit: Plant 0.5--2 m, generally < 1 m wide, evergreen. Stem: erect, stellate-hairy, bristly. Leaf: blade generally 2--6 cm, rough-veined, truncate, ovate, 3--lobed, serrate to crenate-dentate, tip 3-toothed. Flower: 10--15 mm, 10 mm diam; petals not overlapped, pale pink with dark veins toward base; filaments pink, anthers black; styles red. Fruit: 5--6 mm diam, +- yellow-hairy; segments 9--12(16), 1-seeded, upper chamber empty. Chromosomes: 2n=44.
Ecology: Disturbed, generally urban places; Elevation: especially < 100 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCoRO, ScV, expected elsewhere; Distribution Outside California: native to South Africa. Flowering Time: Jun--Aug Note: Increasingly cultivated as ornamental; occasional weed in gardens, urban places, not fully naturalized, not qualifying as waif. Cult plants may be hybrids; plants with 2-seeded fruit segments may be Anisodontea elegans (Cav.) D.M. Bates, Anisodontea julii (DC.) D.M. Bates, or Anisodontea ×hypomadara (Sprague) D.M. Bates.
Synonyms: Malvastrum capense (L.) A. Gray & Harvey
eFlora Treatment Author: Steven R. Hill
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Anisodontea
Next taxon: Anoda
Citation for this treatment: Steven R. Hill 2016. Anisodontea capensis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=80280, accessed on April 30, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on April 30, 2016.