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Malacothamnus fasciculatus  (Nutt. ex Torr. & A. Gray) Greene
Chaparral bushmallow,   Southern coastal bushmallow
Malacothamnus fasciculatus is a shrub that is native to California, and found only slightly beyond California borders.
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Genus: Malacothamnus
Family: Malvaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
KMMalva fasciculata
KMMalvastrum fasciculatum
KMMalveopsis fasciculata
KMSphaeralcea fasciculata
Information about  Malacothamnus fasciculatus from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (MAFA)

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[Wikipedia] Geographical Distinction: Four varieties are recognized in Malacothamnus fasciculatus, which can be difficult to distinguish morphologically but are mostly distinct geographically. Malacothamnus fasciculatus var. catalinensis and Malacothamnus fasciculatus var. nesioticus are geographically isolated on islands. Malacothamnus fasciculatus var. fasciculatus and Malacothamnus fasciculatus var. laxiflorus intergrade where their ranges meet. (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 04/22/2024).