Malva nicaeensis All.
  • Fl. Pedem.
  • Bull mallow

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Malva nicaeensis All. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 17 Oct 2021'

General Information

Herbs, annual or biennial, 0.2–0.6 m, sparsely to densely hairy, hairs both simple and stellate. Stems procumbent or trailing to ascending, villous-hirsute. Leaves: stipules persistent, ovate to broadly ovate, 4–6 × 3–5 mm; petiole 2–5 times as long as blade; blade semicircular or reniform, 2–4 × 2–4 cm, sometimes to 12 cm in young plants, base cordate to nearly truncate, distalmost leaves sometimes wide-cuneate, margins crenate or dentate, undulate, or with 5–7 shallow, lobes, apex obtuse, rounded, or acute, surfaces sparsely hairy, hairs simple. Inflorescences stellate; petals pink to lavender, drying bluish, usually with darker veins, 5–15 mm, subequal to or length slightly less than 2 times calyx, glabrous or nearly so; staminal column 2–2.5(–3) mm, densely, retrorsely puberulent, hairs simple; style 7–10-branched; stigmas 7–10. Schizocarps 6–7 mm diam.; mericarps 7–10, 3 mm, thick, as wide as long, margins sharp-angled but not winged, conspicuously, deeply reticulate-pitted apically, surfaces densely hirsute or glabrous. Seeds dark brown, 2–2.5 mm. 2n = 42.

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    Other Local Names

    Bull mallow

     Information From

    Flora of North America @
    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • A Flora of North America Association
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • B CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    World Flora Online consortium
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).