Taxon  Report   5305    
Malacothamnus arcuatus  (Greene) Greene
Arcuate bush mallow
Malacothamnus arcuatus
© 2017 Keir Morse
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Malacothamnus arcuatus
© 2017 Keir Morse
Malacothamnus arcuatus
© 2017 Keir Morse
Malacothamnus arcuatus, 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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point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
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Malacothamnus arcuatus
© 2017 Keir Morse
Genus: Malacothamnus
Communities: Chaparral
Name Status:
Accepted by CNPS

ICPN + PLANTS accepted name:
Malacothamnus fasciculatus

More information about  Malacothamnus arcuatus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 20, 2019).