Taxon  Report   5322 
Malacothamnus palmeri  (Wats.) Greene  var. lucianus  Kearn.
Arroyo seco bush mallow
Malacothamnus palmeri var. lucianus
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Malacothamnus palmeri var. lucianus
© 2016 John B. Moule
Malacothamnus palmeri var. lucianus, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to California.
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

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Malacothamnus palmeri var. lucianus
© 2016 John B. Moule
Genus: Malacothamnus
Parent Record Malacothamnus palmeri
Habitat: meadows [CNPS Inventory]
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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PLANTS accepted name: Malacothamnus palmeri
More information about  Malacothamnus palmeri var. lucianus
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This plant is available commercially.
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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]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Apr 29, 2017).

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