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Genus: Malva

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Rosids > Eurosid II > Order: Malvales > Family: Malvaceae

About 30 species worldwide, with four species naturalised in southern Africa and a further two species cultivated in the region.

Species naturalised in southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).

Malva aegyptia

 

Malva parviflora

 

Malva pusilla

 

Malva verticillata (Curled mallow)

Native to north temperate regions

 

Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Malva nicaeensis

Native from the Mediterranean to Russia.

 

Malva sylvestris (Common mallow)

Native to north temperate regions.

 

Publications

  • Glen, H.F. 2002. Cultivated Plants of Southern Africa. Jacana, Johannesburg.

 


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