Calflora
Taxon  Report   5323    
Malacothamnus palmeri  (S. Watson) Greene  var. palmeri 
Santa lucia bush mallow
Malacothamnus palmeri var. palmeri
© 2012 Chris Winchell
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Malacothamnus palmeri var. palmeri
© 2012 Chris Winchell
Malacothamnus palmeri var. palmeri, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, 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. palmeri
© 2012 Chris Winchell
Communities: Chaparral
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Malvastrum palmeri
More information about  Malacothamnus palmeri var. palmeri
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 20, 2018).

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