Taxon  Report   10628 
Malacothamnus orbiculatus  (Greene) Greene
Tehachapi bush mallow,  round-leaved bush mallow
Malacothamnus orbiculatus
© 2017 Keir Morse
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Malacothamnus orbiculatus
© 2017 Keir Morse
Malacothamnus orbiculatus
© 2017 Keir Morse
Malacothamnus orbiculatus, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California.

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Malacothamnus orbiculatus
© 2017 Keir Morse
Genus: Malacothamnus
Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Habitat: slopes
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2
PLANTS accepted name: Malacothamnus fremontii
More information about  Malacothamnus orbiculatus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria


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Search the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

website references from Google

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: Jan 15, 2018).

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