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Malacothamnus palmeri  (S. Watson) Greene
Palmer's bushmallow,   Cambria bushmallow
Malacothamnus palmeri is a shrub that is native to California, and endemic (limited) to California.
California Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).
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Genus: Malacothamnus
Family: Malvaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Habitat: meadows

Communities: Foothill Woodland, Chaparral

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSMalvastrum palmeri
Information about  Malacothamnus palmeri from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (MAPA2)

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Los Padres Forest Watch: The Malacothamnus genus is a fire-follower that can regenerate from root sprouts in mild fires or by seedling germination in areas cleared by fire.


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2023. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 12/05/2023).