Taxon  Report   5312 
Malacothamnus fremontii  (Torr. ex A. Gray) Greene
Fremont's bush mallow
Malacothamnus fremontii
© 2017 Neal Kramer
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Malacothamnus fremontii
© 2017 Aaron Schusteff
Malacothamnus fremontii
© 2017 Keir Morse
Malacothamnus fremontii, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Malacothamnus fremontii
© 2017 Aaron Schusteff
Genus: Malacothamnus
Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Habitat: slopes
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Malacothamnus fremontii ssp. cercophorus
ICPN + PLANTS: Malacothamnus helleri
PLANTS: Malvastrum fremontii ssp. exfibulosum
PLANTS: Malvastrum fremontii var. cercophorum
PLANTS: Malvastrum fremontii var. niveum
PLANTS: Malvastrum fremontii
PLANTS: Malvastrum orbiculatum
More information about  Malacothamnus fremontii
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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: Aug 19, 2018).

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