Sphaeralcea digitata

(Greene) Rydberg

Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 40: 58. 1913.

Common names: Juniper globemallow
Basionym: Malvastrum digitatum Greene Leafl. Bot. Observ. Crit. 1: 154. 1905
Synonyms: Sphaeralcea digitata var. angustiloba (A. Gray) Shinners S. digitata subsp. tenuipes (Wooton & Standley) Kearney S. digitata var. tenuipes Wooton & Standley) Kearney & Peebles S. pedata var. angustiloba A. Gray S. tenuipes
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 6. Treatment on page 363. Mentioned on page 358.

Plants perennial. Stems decumbent to erect, green to gray-green, (1–)3–4(–5.5) dm, sparsely pubescent. Leaf blades green to gray-green, wide-triangular, 3-lobed or pedately divided, (0.5–)1.5–2.5(–4) cm, not rugose, base cuneate, margins entire, surfaces stellate-pubescent. Inflorescences racemose, flowers solitary or proximal nodes 2- or 3-flowered, tip ± leafless; involucellar bractlets green to tan. Flowers: sepals 3.5–8 mm; petals red-orange, 8–14 mm; anthers purple. Schizocarps cylindric to widely conic; mericarps 9–13, 3–5 × 2–2.5 mm, thickish, chartaceous, nonreticulate dehiscent part 50–60% of height, tip muticous to short-cuspidate, indehiscent part not wider than dehiscent part, sides finely, not highly reticulate. Seeds 1(or 2) per mericarp, brown or black, glabrous or pubescent. 2n = 10.

Phenology: Flowering spring–summer.
Habitat: Diverse substrates including gypsum, desert scrub
Elevation: 1200–2200 m


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Ariz., N.Mex., Tex., Utah, Mexico (Chihuahua, Sonora).


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John La Duke +
(Greene) Rydberg +
Malvastrum digitatum +
Juniper globemallow +
Ariz. +, N.Mex. +, Tex. +, Utah +, Mexico (Chihuahua +  and Sonora). +
1200–2200 m +
Diverse substrates including gypsum, desert scrub +
Flowering spring–summer. +
Bull. Torrey Bot. Club +
Sphaeralcea digitata var. angustiloba +, S. digitata subsp. tenuipes +, S. digitata var. tenuipes +, S. pedata var. angustiloba +  and S. tenuipes +
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