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Sphaeralcea ambigua

Sphaeralcea ambigua A. Gray

 

Desert Mallow, Apricot Mallow

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderMalvalesIncludes cacao, balsa, lime, linden, basswood, daphnes, hibiscus, hollyhocks, okra, baobab, cotton, kapok, and many others
FamilyMalvaceaeIncludes okra, jute, cacao, hibiscus, many others
GenusSphaeralceaFrom the Greek sphaira, “a globe,” and alcea, a related genus, referring to the spherical fruits, the common name of this genus being “globe-mallow”
SpeciesambiguaDoubtful, of uncertain identity

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Sphaeralcea ambigua (Desert Mallow, Apricot Mallow)

5/3/2018 · Joshua Tree National Park
≈ 13 × 10" (34 × 26 cm)

Sphaeralcea ambigua (Desert Mallow, Apricot Mallow)

5/3/2018 · Joshua Tree National Park
≈ 31 × 21" (78 × 52 cm)

Sphaeralcea ambigua (Desert Mallow, Apricot Mallow)

5/3/2018 · Joshua Tree National Park
≈ 6 × 4" (15 × 10 cm)

Sphaeralcea ambigua (Desert Mallow, Apricot Mallow)

4/29/2018 · Red Spring Calico Basin, Red Rock Canyon, NV
≈ 5 × 4" (12 × 11 cm)

Sphaeralcea ambigua description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 12 Oct 2018.

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Sphaeralcea ambigua (Desert Mallow, Apricot Mallow)

4/29/2018 · Red Spring Calico Basin, Red Rock Canyon, NV
≈ 6 × 4" (14 × 11 cm)

Sphaeralcea ambigua (Desert Mallow, Apricot Mallow)

4/28/2018 · Red Rock Canyon, NV
≈ 5 × 8" (13 × 20 cm)

Sphaeralcea ambigua (Desert Mallow, Apricot Mallow)

4/28/2018 · Red Rock Canyon, NV
≈ 3½ × 5" (9.1 × 12 cm)

Sphaeralcea ambigua (Desert Mallow, Apricot Mallow)

4/29/2018 · Willow Spring Picnic Area, Red Rock Canyon, NV
≈ 19 × 12" (47 × 31 cm)

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