Sphaeralcea laxa Wooton & Standl.
  • Bull. Torrey Bot. Club
  • Caliche globemallow


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Sphaeralcea laxa Wooton & Standl. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0001076684. Accessed on: 24 Oct 2021'

General Information

Plants perennial. Stems ascending, (2–)4–7(–9) dm, densely gray- or white-tomentose. Leaf blades gray or white, broadly ovate-deltate, 3-lobed or 3- or 5-parted, (1–)1.5–5 cm, not rugose, base typically distinctly truncate (to cordate), margins crenate, surfaces stellate-pubescent. Inflorescences paniculate, open, few-flowered, individual flowers widely spaced, tip not leafy; involucellar bractlets red to purple. Flowers: sepals 7–11 mm; petals red-orange, 12–18 mm; anthers usually purple. Schizocarps truncate-ovoid; mericarps 11–16, 4–6 × 2–3 mm, thin-walled, papery, nonreticulate dehiscent part 55–65% of height, tip acute-cuspidate, cusp 1 mm, indehiscent part not wider than dehiscent part, sides prominently, finely reticulate with ± transparent areolae. Seeds 2 or 3 per mericarp, gray, pubescent. 2n = 10, 20.

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    Other Local Names

    NameLanguageCountry
    Caliche globemallow

     Information From

    Flora of North America @ efloras.org
    http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1
    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • A Flora of North America Association
    Malvaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • B CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).