Eremalche parryi subsp. kernensis

(C. B. Wolf) D. M. Bates

Phytologia 72: 51. 1992.

Conservation concernEndemic
Basionyms: Eremalche kernensis C. B. Wolf Occas. Pap. Rancho Santa Ana Bot. Gard. 2: 66, fig. 18. 1938
Synonyms: Malvastrum kernense (C. B. Wolf) Munz
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 6. Treatment on page 248.

Pedicels usually 1–5 cm in flower; involucellar bractlets (3–) 4–7 (–10) mm in bisexual flowers, (2.5–) 4–6 (–8) mm in pistillate flowers. Flowers bisexual or pistillate; petals white or mauve. Bisexual flowers: calyx 5–9 (–10) mm, lobes 3.5–7 (–8) × 1.7–3 (–3.5) mm; petals 8–20 (–25) mm, exceeding calyx. Pistillate flowers: calyx 4.5–7.5 (–10) mm, lobes 3.2–6.5 (–8) × 1.5–2.5 (–3.5) mm; petals 5.5–13 mm, ± equaling to slightly exceeding calyx. Mericarps 9–13 in bisexual flowers, 13–19 in pistillate flowers. 2n = 20.


Phenology: Flowering late winter–spring.
Habitat: Eroded hillsides, alkali flats
Elevation: 60–1200 m

Discussion

Of conservation concern.

Subspecies kernensis occurs in the southernmost inner South Coast Ranges and the southern San Joaquin Valley in Kern and San Luis Obispo counties.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

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 +
(C. B. Wolf) D. M. Bates +
truncate +  and cordate +
Eremalche kernensis +
palmately +, unlobed +  and reniform-round +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
0.75 cm7.5 mm <br />0.0075 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 /> (0.75 cm7.5 mm <br />0.0075 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 +
60–1200 m +
sparse;copious +
Eroded hillsides, alkali flats +
tough-fibrous +
connate +  and distinct +
simple +, stipulate +, sessile +, subsessile +  and petiolate +
distichous +  and alternate +
0.65 cm6.5 mm <br />0.0065 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br /> (0.35 cm3.5 mm <br />0.0035 m <br />) +
0.32 cm3.2 mm <br />0.0032 m <br /> (0.65 cm6.5 mm <br />0.0065 m <br />) +
acuminate +
1.5mm;2.5mm +
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 /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 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 /> (1.3 cm13 mm <br />0.013 m <br />) +
Flowering late winter–spring. +
obovoid-reniform +
persistent +
Conservation concern +  and Endemic +
sessile +  and subsessile +
prostrate;erect +
filiform +, linear +  and capitate +
1-2 times number of carpels +
9-36-branched +
Malvastrum kernense +
Eremalche parryi subsp. kernensis +
Eremalche parryi +
subspecies +