Latin name: Malacothamnus enigmaticus (B.L. Robinson) Keir Morse and Tom Chester
Pronunciation: ma-la-ko-THAM-nus en-ig-MAT-i-kus
Common name: Enigmatic bush mallow
Family: Malvaceae (Mallow)
Habitat: Open rocky slopes to 6000', desert edge of the Peninsular Range in San Diego County from the San Ysidro Mountains in the north to the Laguna Mountains in the south.
Blooming period: May to September
Name derivations: 1) Malacothamnus 2) enigmaticus
Formerly identified as Malacothamnus aboriginum