Sphaeralcea munroana - (Dougl. ex Lindl.) Spach ex Gray
White-stem Globemallow
Other English Common Names: Munro's Globemallow
Other Common Names: Munro's globemallow
Taxonomic Status: Accepted
Related ITIS Name(s): Sphaeralcea munroana (Dougl. ex Lindl.) Spach ex Gray (TSN 21949)
French Common Names: sphéralcée de Munro
Unique Identifier: ELEMENT_GLOBAL.2.160797
Element Code: PDMAL140F0
Informal Taxonomy: Plants, Vascular - Flowering Plants - Mallow Family
 
Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus
Plantae Anthophyta Dicotyledoneae Malvales Malvaceae Sphaeralcea
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Concept Reference: Kartesz, J.T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. 2nd edition. 2 vols. Timber Press, Portland, OR.
Concept Reference Code: B94KAR01HQUS
Name Used in Concept Reference: Sphaeralcea munroana
Conservation Status
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NatureServe Status

Global Status: G4
Global Status Last Reviewed: 29Sep1987
Global Status Last Changed: 29Sep1987
Rounded Global Status: G4 - Apparently Secure
Nation: United States
National Status: N4?
Nation: Canada
National Status: NH (17Sep2010)

U.S. & Canada State/Province Status
United States California (S1), Idaho (SNR), Massachusetts (SNA), Montana (S1), Nevada (SNR), Oregon (SNR), Utah (SNR), Washington (SNR), Wyoming (S2)
Canada British Columbia (SH)

Other Statuses

Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC): Candidate (Low) (26Jan2015)

NatureServe Global Conservation Status Factors

Range Extent Comments: WA to sw. MT, south to WY, UT, NV, and CA. Peripheral.

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Distribution
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Global Range: WA to sw. MT, south to WY, UT, NV, and CA. Peripheral.

U.S. States and Canadian Provinces
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U.S. & Canada State/Province Distribution
United States CA, ID, MAexotic, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY
Canada BC

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State County Name (FIPS Code)
CA Placer (06061)*
MT Beaverhead (30001)
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
U.S. Distribution by Watershed Help
Watershed Region Help Watershed Name (Watershed Code)
10 Red Rock (10020001)+
16 Truckee (16050102)+*
+ Natural heritage record(s) exist for this watershed
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
Ecology & Life History
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General Description: White-stemmed Globe-mallow is a perennial herb with several stems that are 2-8 dm high and arising from a thick, branched taproot. The alternate, petiolate leaves have spade-shaped blades that are 2-6 cm long with shallowly lobed and coarsely toothed margins. The foliage is covered with short, grayish hairs. 1 to a few short-stalked flowers are borne in clusters in a terminal, leafy, spike-like inflorescence. Each of the orange to reddish flowers has a 5-lobed, hairy calyx and 5 separate, oblong, shallowly bilobed petals that are 1-2 cm long. Numerous stamens are united into a tube surrounding the style. The numerous stigmas are globose. The fruit is a flattened-globose capsule with many sections that are ca. 3 mm long; it has the appearance of a peeled orange.
Diagnostic Characteristics: In comparison to SPHAERALCEA MUNROANA, the more common S. COCCINEA is generally shorter with deeply cleft leaf blades. SIDALCEA OREGANA has pink flowers and linear stigmas.
Economic Attributes Not yet assessed
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Management Summary Not yet assessed
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Population/Occurrence Delineation Not yet assessed
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Population/Occurrence Viability
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U.S. Invasive Species Impact Rank (I-Rank) Not yet assessed
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Authors/Contributors
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Element Ecology & Life History Edition Date: 08Dec1994
Element Ecology & Life History Author(s): JM

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References
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  • Culver, D. R. 1993. Sensitive plant species inventory in the Centennial Valley, Beaverhead County, Montana. Unpublished report to the Butte District, Bureau of Land Management. Montana Natural Heritage Program, Helena, 42 pp. plus appendices.

  • Kartesz, J.T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. 2nd edition. 2 vols. Timber Press, Portland, OR.

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