Taxon  Report   7723 
Sphaeralcea angustifolia  (Cav.) G. Don
Narrow leaved Desert Mallow, copper globemallow
Sphaeralcea angustifolia, a dicot, is a shrub (stem succulent) that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Bloom Period
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Coastal Sage Scrub
Genus: Sphaeralcea
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Other Names:
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PLANTS: Phymosia cuspidata
PLANTS: Sphaeralcea angustifolia ssp. cuspidata
PLANTS: Sphaeralcea angustifolia ssp. lobata
PLANTS: Sphaeralcea angustifolia var. cuspidata
PLANTS: Sphaeralcea angustifolia var. lobata
PLANTS: Sphaeralcea angustifolia var. oblongifolia
PLANTS: Sphaeralcea cuspidata
PLANTS: Sphaeralcea emoryi ssp. nevadensis
PLANTS: Sphaeralcea emoryi var. nevadensis
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Nursery availability and horticultural info on CNPLX

2012 Jepson Manual Treament from the Jepson Herbarium,
University of California, Berkeley

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 Calif. Herbaria.
[web application]. 2014. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Apr 18, 2014).

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