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Malacothamnus fasciculatus (Nutt. ex Torr. & A. Gray) Greene
Mendocino bushmallow



General Information
Symbol: MAFA
Group: Dicot
Family: Malvaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Shrub
Subshrub
Native Status: L48   N
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   

Images

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©G.A. Cooper. Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution, Plant Image Collection. United States, CA, Berkeley, Regional Parks Botanic Garden at Tilden. Usage Requirements.

Tracey Slotta. Provided by ARS Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory. United States, CA. Usage Requirements.

©Gary A. Monroe. United States, CA, Santa Barbara Co., Channel Islands National Park, Santa Cruz Island, Christy Ranch. April 18, 2008. Usage Requirements.

©Gary A. Monroe. United States, CA, Santa Barbara Co., Channel Islands National Park, Santa Cruz Island, Christy Ranch. April 18, 2008. Usage Requirements.

©Gary A. Monroe. United States, CA, Santa Barbara Co., Channel Islands National Park, Santa Cruz Island, Christy Ranch. April 18, 2008. Usage Requirements.

©Gary A. Monroe. United States, CA, Santa Barbara Co., Channel Islands National Park, Santa Cruz Island, Christy Ranch. April 18, 2008. Usage Requirements.

©Gary A. Monroe. United States, CA, Contra Costa Co., Mount Diablo State Park. April 25, 2004. Usage Requirements.

©Gary A. Monroe. United States, CA, Contra Costa Co., Mount Diablo State Park. April 25, 2004. Usage Requirements.

©Gary A. Monroe. United States, CA, Contra Costa Co., Mount Diablo State Park. April 25, 2004. Usage Requirements.

©Gary A. Monroe. United States, CA, Los Angeles Co., Catalina Island. May 2, 2003. Usage Requirements.

©Gary A. Monroe. United States, CA, Los Angeles Co., Catalina Island. May 4, 2003. Usage Requirements.

©Mark W. Skinner. United States, CA, Santa Barbara Co., Santa Cruz Island, Cristi Ranch. May 9, 1992. Usage Requirements.

©Mark W. Skinner. United States, CA, Santa Barbara Co., Santa Cruz Island, Cristi Ranch. May 9, 1992. Usage Requirements.

©Mark W. Skinner. United States, CA, Santa Barbara Co., Santa Cruz Island, Cristi Ranch. May 9, 1992. Usage Requirements.

©Mark W. Skinner. United States, CA, Santa Barbara Co., Santa Cruz Island, Cristi Ranch. May 9, 1992. Usage Requirements.

©J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS NPDC. United States, CA, Berkeley, Regional Parks Botanic Garden at Tilden. June 5, 2003. Usage Requirements.

©J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS NPDC. United States, CA, Berkeley, Regional Parks Botanic Garden at Tilden. June 5, 2003. Usage Requirements.

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Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name
MAAR Malacothamnus arcuatus (Greene) Greene
MAFAC Malacothamnus fasciculatus (Nutt. ex Torr. & A. Gray) Greene ssp. catalinensis (Eastw.) Thorne
MAFAL Malacothamnus fasciculatus (Nutt. ex Torr. & A. Gray) Greene ssp. laxiflorus (A. Gray) Thorne
MAFAC2 Malacothamnus fasciculatus (Nutt. ex Torr. & A. Gray) Greene var. catalinensis (Eastw.) Kearney
MAFAL2 Malacothamnus fasciculatus (Nutt. ex Torr. & A. Gray) Greene var. laxiflorus (A. Gray) Kearney
MAFAN Malacothamnus fasciculatus (Nutt. ex Torr. & A. Gray) Greene var. nesioticus (B.L. Rob.) Kearney
MAFAN2 Malacothamnus fasciculatus (Nutt. ex Torr. & A. Gray) Greene var. nuttallii (Abrams) Kearney
MAHA2 Malacothamnus hallii (Eastw.) Kearney
MAME2 Malacothamnus mendocinensis (Eastw.) Kearney
MAPA3 Malacothamnus parishii (Eastw.) Kearney
MAFA8 Malva fasciculata Nutt. ex Torr. & A. Gray
MAAR9 Malvastrum arcuatum (Greene) B.L. Rob.
MAFA5 Malvastrum fasciculatum (Nutt. ex Torr. & A. Gray) Greene
MAFAL3 Malvastrum fasciculatum (Nutt. ex Torr. & A. Gray) Greene var. laxiflorum (A. Gray) Munz & I.M. Johnst.
MAHA5 Malvastrum hallii Eastw.
MAME5 Malvastrum mendocinense Eastw.
MANE6 Malvastrum nesioticum B.L. Rob.
MANEN2 Malvastrum nesioticum B.L. Rob. var. nuttallii (Abrams) Wiggins

Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Dilleniidae
Order Malvales
Family Malvaceae – Mallow family
Genus Malacothamnus Greene – bushmallow
Species Malacothamnus fasciculatus (Nutt. ex Torr. & A. Gray) Greene – Mendocino bushmallow

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
Malacothamnus fasciculatus var. nesioticus
Santa Cruz Island bush-mallow
Endangered
California
Malacothamnus fasciculatus var. nesioticus
Santa Cruz Island bush mallow
Endangered

Wildlife

Food

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Cover

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Description of Values

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