Sphaeralcea emoryi

Torrey ex A. Gray

Mem. Amer. Acad. Arts, n. s. 4: 23. 1849.

Common names: Emory’s globemallow
Synonyms: Sphaeralcea arida Rose S. emoryi var. arida (Rose) Kearney S. emoryi var. variabilis (Cockerell) Kearney S. fendleri var. californica Parish S. fendleri var. variablis (Cockerell) Cockerell S. variablis
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 6. Treatment on page 363. Mentioned on page 359.

Plants perennial. Stems erect, gray to gray-green, to 21 dm, glabrous or coarse-canescent. Leaf blades green to gray-green, ovate-triangular to lanceolate, 3-lobed, 2.5–5.5 cm, not rugose, base cordate to truncate, margins crenate to serrate, surfaces stellate-pubescent. Inflorescences paniculate, proximally open, distally crowded, flowers clustered, tip not leafy; involucellar bractlets green to tan, rarely red. Flowers: sepals 6–8 mm; petals red-orange, pink, or lavender, 10–12 mm; anthers yellow. Schizocarps truncate-conic; mericarps 10–16, 4.5–5 × 2.5 mm, chartaceous, nonreticulate dehiscent part 60% of height, tip acute, indehiscent part not wider than dehiscent part. Seeds 1 or 2 per mericarp, brown or black, pubescent. 2n = 20, 30, 50.

Phenology: Flowering spring–summer.
Habitat: Roadsides, disturbed areas
Elevation: (?20–)200–1200 m


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Ariz., Calif., Nev., Mexico (Baja California, Chihuahua, Sinaloa, Sonora).


Sphaeralcea emoryi may intergrade with S. angustifolia and S. laxa.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

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John La Duke +
Torrey ex A. Gray +
Emory’s globemallow +
Ariz. +, Calif. +, Nev. +, Mexico (Baja California +, Chihuahua +, Sinaloa +  and Sonora). +
(?20–)200–1200 m +
Roadsides, disturbed areas +
Flowering spring–summer. +
Mem. Amer. Acad. Arts, n. s. +
Sphaeralcea arida +, S. emoryi var. arida +, S. emoryi var. variabilis +, S. fendleri var. californica +, S. fendleri var. variablis +  and S. variablis +
Sphaeralcea emoryi +
Sphaeralcea +
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