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Malacothamnus fasciculatus Greene
Trees and shrubs | Magnoliopsida

Scientific name - Malacothamnus fasciculatus Greene

Protected species, is extinct in California.

Synonyms - Malacothamnus arcuatus, Malacothamnus hallii, Malacothamnus mendocinensis, Malacothamnus parishii.

Popular names - Chaparral Mallow.

Distribution and Habitat - grows in coastal regions, up to 600 m altitude, California and Baja California.

Description - evergreen shrub, vigorous, well branched, 1-4.5 m high. The stem and leaves are pubescent, stellate hairs. Leaves alternate, petiolate; language ovat-round, palmate lobate, 0-7 lobes rounded, toothed margins, 2.11 cm. Blossom spike, flowers Sesi. Flowers generally bisexual, radial; calyx pubescent, 5 sepa, 4-11 mm, ovata, acuminata acute or short; Corola of 5 petalsfree, pink or white stamens many, ovary superior. Blooms in April-July, attract butterflies. Fruit capsule loculicida. 2n = 34

Growth rate - fast.

Tolerant - frost and heavy soils.

Requirements - well drained soils, dry, sunny or semi-shady exhibitions.

Management - skims necessary for maintaining strong fall crown

Propagation - by rhizomes.

Diseases and pests --

Natural partners and Garden - Artemisia californica, Encelia californica, Eriophyllum confertiflorum, Eriogonum fasciculatum, Hazard squarrosa, Lotus scoparius, Malosma Laurina, Rhus integrifolia, Salvia sp., Viguiera laciniata.

Cultivars --

Properties and Uses --

Myth, Legend and Folklore --

References

AA Schoenherr - Natural History of the Islands of California - University of California Press, 2003

Grady L. Webster, Conrad J. Bahr - Changing Plant Life of La Frontera - University of New Mexico Press, 2001

MN Smith - Native Treasures - Gardening with the Plants of California - University of California Press, 2006

Robert Nold - High and Dry Gardening with Cold-Hardy Dryland Plants - Timber Press, 2007

Thomas B. Smith, Robert K. Wayne - Molecular Genetic Approaches in Conservation - OUP USA, 1996

Source photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/vsny/2678658485/in/pool-florus

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