Taxon  Report   5320 
Malacothamnus palmeri  (S. Watson) E. Greene
Palmer's bushmallow,  Santa lucia bush mallow

Malacothamnus palmeri
© 2012 Chris Winchell
Malacothamnus palmeri
© 2012 Chris Winchell
Malacothamnus palmeri
© 2011 Chris Winchell
Malacothamnus palmeri, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to California.

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Malacothamnus palmeri
© 2012 Chris Winchell
Genus: Malacothamnus
Subspecies and Varieties:
Foothill Woodland, Chaparral
Habitat: meadows [Walker]
Wetlands:Occurs in wetlands in another region, but occurs almost always under natural conditions in non wetlands in California [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Malvastrum palmeri var. involucratum
PLANTS: Malvastrum palmeri
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Location Suitability

Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.


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Los Padres Forest Watch:  The Malacothamnus genus is a fire-follower that can regenerate from root sprouts in mild fires or by seedling germination in areas cleared by fire.

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation. on the
International Plants Names Index

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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]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Nov 25, 2015).

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