Eremalche parryi

(Greene) Greene

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

EndemicIllustrated
Basionyms: 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.

Discussion

Subspecies 2 (2 in the flora).

Selected References

None.

Key

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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0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
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 +
(Greene) Greene +
truncate +  and cordate +
Malvastrum parryi +
palmately +, unlobed +  and reniform-round +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
lobed +  and not inflated +
not accrescent +
0.45 cm4.5 mm <br />0.0045 m <br /> (1.3 cm13 mm <br />0.013 m <br />) +
indehiscent +  and loculicidal +
white +  and rose lavender or mauve drying purple or blue +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +
reticulate +  and corrugate +
sparse;copious +
tough-fibrous +
connate +  and distinct +
simple +, stipulate +, sessile +, subsessile +  and petiolate +
distichous +  and alternate +
0.32 cm3.2 mm <br />0.0032 m <br /> (1.1 cm11 mm <br />0.011 m <br />) +
acuminate +
1.5mm;4mm +
with ascending branches +  and unbranched +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (50 cm500 mm <br />0.5 m <br />) +
corrugated +
unarmed +  and 1-celled +
cushionlike +  and wedge--shaped +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.18 cm1.8 mm <br />0.0018 m <br />) +
9-36-carpellate +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (8 cm80 mm <br />0.08 m <br />) +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +
adnate +  and distinct +
0.55 cm5.5 mm <br />0.0055 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
exceeding calyx +  and equaling +
Leafl. Bot. Observ. Crit. +
obovoid-reniform +
persistent +
Endemic +  and Illustrated +
sessile +  and subsessile +
prostrate;erect +
filiform +, linear +  and capitate +
1-2 times number of carpels +
9-36-branched +
Sphaeralcea parryi +
Eremalche parryi +
Eremalche +
species +