Taxon  Report   5322 
Malacothamnus palmeri  (S. Watson) Greene  var. lucianus  Kearney
Arroyo seco bush mallow
Malacothamnus palmeri var. lucianus
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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.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Malacothamnus palmeri var. lucianus
© 2016 John B. Moule
Genus: Malacothamnus
Parent Record Malacothamnus palmeri
Habitat: meadows
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ICPN + PLANTS accepted name: Malacothamnus palmeri
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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jun 19, 2018).

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