Malva mauritiana L.
  • Sp. Pl. : 689 (1753)


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2023): Malva mauritiana L. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000449257. Accessed on: 02 Feb 2023'

General Information

An erect up to 2 m tall, glabrescent herb. Stem hard and thick. Leaves; 3-10 cm long, 2-7 cm broad, truncate to shallowly cordate at base, orbicular to semiorbicular, coarsely crenate, 3-5-lobed; stipules ovate-lanceolate, 3-6 mm long, 2-3 mm broad; petiole 4-12.5 cm long, densely hairy above in the form of a line. Flowers in axillary fascicles of (4-) 5-15; pedicel 1-1.5 cm long, in fruit up to 2.5 cm. Epicalyx segments ovate-lanceolate to ovate or oblong, 3-4 mm long c. 2 mm broad. Calyx 5-6 mm long, free to the middle; lobes c. 3 mm broad, triangular; accrescent in fruit. Petals dark pink to purple, 1.5.2.5 cm long, 1.5-2 cm broad, retuse, claw hairy. Staminal column c. 5 cm long, stellate; pubescent. Fruit discoid, 5-7 mm across, glabrous; reticulate-wrinkled, mericarps 10-14, 1.5-2 mm across in all directions. Seed 1-1.5 mm long and broad, reniform, blackish-brown.

  • Provided by: [A].Flora of Pakistan
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     Information From

    Flora of Pakistan
    http://www.tropicos.org/Project/Pakistan
    Flora of Pakistan. Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed on Jun. 2020.
    • A Missouri Botanical Garden
    Malvaceae
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/Malvaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2022.
    • B CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).