Eremalche parryi

(Greene) Greene

Leafl. Bot. Observ. Crit. 1: 208. 1906.

Basionym: Malvastrum parryi Greene Fl. Francisc., 108. 1891
Synonyms: Sphaeralcea parryi (Greene) Jepson
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 6. Treatment on page 247.

Plants erect, main stem unbranched or with ascending branches from base, 2–50 cm, densely hairy distally, hairs stellate, 1–3-armed, arms to 2 mm. Leaf blades 3-cleft to beyond middle, usually 2–5 cm wide, divisions toothed to subcleft distally. Inflorescences usually exceeding leaves. Pedicels mostly 1–8 cm, longer in fruit; involucellar bractlets linear, (2.5–)4–10(–15) mm. Flowers bisexual or pistillate; calyx 4.5–13 mm, lobes 3.2–11 × 1.5–4 mm; petals white or pale to deep mauve, 5.5–20(–25) mm, equaling or exceeding calyx. Mericarps 9–22, brownish to blackish, ± wedge-shaped, cushionlike, 1.5–1.8 mm, margins rounded, radially corrugated.


Subspecies 2 (2 in the flora).

Selected References



1 Flowers bisexual; petals mauve; calyx 10–14 mm, lobes 2.5–4 mm wide. Eremalche parryi subsp. parryi
1 Flowers bisexual or pistillate; petals white or mauve, (proportionally smaller and carpels more numerous in female flowers); calyx 4.5–9(–10) mm, lobes 1.5–3(–3.5) mm wide. Eremalche parryi subsp. kernensis
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David M. Bates +, Malvastrum A. Gray subsect. Pedunculosa A. Gray in A. Gray et al. +, Syn. Fl. N. Amer. 1(1 +  and 2): 308. 1897 +
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