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|Family: Malvaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Sidalcea||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Sidalcea celata (Jeps.) S.R. Hill
Habit: Plant 4--8(10) dm, caudex present or 0, rhizomes 0. Stem: generally erect, occasionally in age glaucous, base with bristles (or stellate hairs). Leaf: petiole 15--18 cm; basal generally crenate to shallowly 7-lobed, upper few, smaller, 5-lobed, lobes +- 3.5 cm, 4 mm wide, +- entire; hairs +- 1.5 mm adaxially, stellate, 6-rayed, 1.5 mm abaxially; stipules +- 3 mm, generally deciduous. Inflorescence: open, generally branched, elongate, +- 1-sided, (5)10--12(23)-flowered; axis sparsely stellate-puberulent; bracts +- 3 mm, < flowering stalks, calyx, puberulent, deciduous. Flower: calyx (7)9--12 mm, +- uniformly densely stellate-puberulent, generally 7-nerved, lobes 6--8(9) mm, 3--6 mm wide, abruptly acute (acuminate); petals pale pink-lavender, in bisexual flowers 2--2.5(3.1) cm, in pistillate generally 1--2 cm; filament tube generally 8--10 mm. Fruit: segments +- 7, 3--4 mm, minutely glandular-puberulent especially in youth, net-veined, sides, back deeply pitted, honeycombed, outer edges occasionally sharp, beak +- 1 mm. Chromosomes: 2n=60.
Ecology: Open oak woodland, serpentine or not; Elevation: 150--370 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCoRI (Shasta, Tehama cos.), CaR, n ScV. Flowering Time: May--Jun
Synonyms: Sidalcea malviflora (DC.) A. Gray subsp. celata (Jeps.) C.L. Hitchc.; Sidalcea malviflora var. celata Jeps.
Unabridged Note: Confused with Sidalcea asprella, Sidalcea gigantea, others; needs study.
eFlora Treatment Author: Steven R. Hill
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Sidalcea calycosa subsp. rhizomata
Next taxon: Sidalcea covillei
Citation for this treatment: Steven R. Hill 2016. Sidalcea celata, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=91700, accessed on May 28, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 28, 2016.