Calflora
Taxon  Report   5303    
Malacothamnus abbottii  (Eastw.) Kearney
Abbott's bush mallow
Malacothamnus abbottii
© 2018 Keir Morse
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Malacothamnus abbottii
© 2018 Keir Mors
Malacothamnus abbottii
© 2018 Keir Morse
Malacothamnus abbottii, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Malacothamnus abbottii
© 2018 Keir Morse
Family: MALVACEAE  
Genus: Malacothamnus
Communities: Riparian scrub, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Malvastrum abbottii
More information about  Malacothamnus abbottii
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (MAAB)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 15, 2018).

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