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Malacothamnus  Greene
Taxonomic Serial No.: 21821

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s): bushmallow [English]
    chaparral mallow [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: accepted  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: partial   
  Latest Record Review: 2020   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomPlantae  – plantes, Planta, Vegetal, plants  
    SubkingdomViridiplantae  – green plants  
       InfrakingdomStreptophyta  – land plants  
             DivisionTracheophyta  – vascular plants, tracheophytes  
                SubdivisionSpermatophytina  – spermatophytes, seed plants, phanérogames  
                            FamilyMalvaceae  – mallows, mauves  
                               GenusMalacothamnus Greene – bushmallow, chaparral mallow  
    Direct Children:  
                                  Species Malacothamnus abbottii (Eastw.) Kearney – Abbot's bush-mallow, Abbot's bushmallow 
                                  Species Malacothamnus aboriginum (B.L. Rob.) Greene – Gray bushmallow, Indian Valley bushmallow 
                                  Species Malacothamnus clementinus (Munz & I.M. Johnst.) Kearney – San Clemente Island bush-mallow, San Clemente Island bushmallow 
                                  Species Malacothamnus davidsonii (B.L. Rob.) Greene – Davidson's bush-mallow, Davidson's bushmallow 
                                  Species Malacothamnus densiflorus (S. Watson) Greene – yellowstem bushmallow, dense-flowered bushmallow 
                                  Species Malacothamnus fasciculatus (Nutt. ex Torr. & A. Gray) Greene – chaparral bushmallow 
                                  Species Malacothamnus foliosus (S. Watson) Kearney – monarch bushmallow 
                                  Species Malacothamnus fremontii (Torr. ex A. Gray) Torr. ex Greene – Fremon's bushmallow 
                                  Species Malacothamnus jonesii (Munz) Kearney – slender bushmallow, San Luis Obispo, Jones's bushmallow 
                                  Species Malacothamnus marrubioides (Durand & Hilg.) Greene – pinkflowered bushmallow, pink-flowered bushmallow 
                                  Species Malacothamnus palmeri (S. Watson) Greene – Palmer's bushmallow, Santa Lucia bushmallow 

  Expert: Laurence J. Dorr  
  Notes: Research Botanist and Associate Curator, National Herbarium, National Museum of Natural History, MRC 166, PO Box 37012, Washington, DC 20013-7012, USA   
  Reference for: Malacothamnus    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Malvales of North America Update, database (version 2011)  
  Acquired: 2011   
  Notes: Updated for ITIS by the Flora of North America Expertise Network, in connection with an update for USDA PLANTS (2007-2010)   
  Reference for: Malacothamnus   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Malacothamnus   
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 4.0.4)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.   
  Reference for: Malacothamnus   
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 5.1.1)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.   
  Reference for: Malacothamnus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Flora of North America Editorial Committee, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2015   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Flora of North America North of Mexico, vol. 6: Magnoliophyta: Cucurbitaceae to Droseraceae   
  Page(s): 496   
  Publisher: Oxford University Press   
  Publication Place: New York, New York, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-19-534027-2   
  Notes: The volumes are also reproduced online (   
  Reference for: Malacothamnus   

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