CPC Plant Profile: Rusby's Desert Mallow
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Rusby's Desert Mallow (Sphaeralcea rusbyi ssp. eremicola)

Description
  • Global Rank: T2 - Imperiled
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Malvaceae
  • State: CA
  • Nature Serve ID: 133136
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 09/22/2021

Participating Institutions
Updates
  • 09/01/2020
  • Orthodox Seed Banking

Based on an September 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, California Botanic Garden holds 1 accessions of Sphaeralcea rusbyi var. eremicola in orthodox seed collection. There are as many as 929 seeds of this species in their collection - although some may have been used for curation testing or sent to back up.

  • 08/05/2020
  • Seed Collection

Based on an August 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, California Botanic Garden has collected 1 seed accessions of Sphaeralcea rusbyi var. eremicola from 1 plant occurrences listed in the California Natural Diversity Database. These collections together emcompass 20 maternal plants

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Nomenclature
Taxon Sphaeralcea rusbyi ssp. eremicola
Authority (Jepson) Kearney
Family Malvaceae
CPC Number 4068
ITIS 21958
USDA SPRUE
Common Names Rusby Desert Mallow | Rusby's globemallow | Rusby's desert-mallow
Associated Scientific Names Sphaeralcea rusbyi ssp. eremicola | Sphaeralcea rusbyi var. eremicola | Sphaeralcea eremicola
Distribution
State Rank
State State Rank
California S2
Habitat

Ecological Relationships

Pollinators
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