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Melochia tomentosa Linnaeus var. tomentosa . Teabush, Woolly Pyramidbush, Velvety Melochia, Broomwood. Phen: Jun-Sep. Hab: Pine rocklands (FL), open subtropical woodlands and brushlands (TX). Dist: S. FL (where perhaps extirpated); West Indies; s. Texas, Mexico, Central America, and South America.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = FNA6, Tx; < Melochia tomentosa L. – Bah, Fl4, K3, K4, Mex, WH3, WI; < Moluchia tomentosa (L.) Britton – S, S13

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Heliophily: 8

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