Shrubs, 1–4 m, stellate-hairy to glabrate. Stems erect to decumbent, base woody. Leaves: stipules early-deciduous, lanceolate to ovate, 2–4 × 0.6–1.5 mm, minutely stellate-puberulent; petiole as long as or longer than blade; blade free filaments 1–2 mm; anthers on distal 1/2; style 6–10-branched (same number as locules), purplish; stigmas 6–10 (same number as locules), purplish. Schizocarps 12–16 mm diam.; mericarps 6–10, 6–7 mm, apical face and margins sharp-edged, surfaces smooth to faintly ribbed, glabrous or puberulent on apical surface. Seeds dark brown, 4 mm, nearly as thick as long, notch slight. 2n = ca. 40.
|Island mallow, malva rosa|