Taxon  Report   5321    
Malacothamnus palmeri  (S. Watson) Greene  var. involucratus  (B. L. Rob.) Kearney
Carmel Valley bush mallow
Malacothamnus palmeri var. involucratus
© 2011 Chris Winchell
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Malacothamnus palmeri var. involucratus
© 2017 Keir Morse
Malacothamnus palmeri var. involucratus
© 1992 Dean Wm. Taylor
Malacothamnus palmeri var. involucratus, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
California Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Malacothamnus palmeri var. involucratus
© 2017 Keir Morse
Communities: Chaparral, Foothill Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS

More information about  Malacothamnus palmeri var. involucratus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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 23, 2019).