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Genus: Sphaeralcea (globemallows)

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 40-60 species, native to the Americas. Three species are cultivated in southern Africa.

Species cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Sphaeralcea coccinea

Native to Canada and the USA.

 

Sphaeralcea obtusiloba

Native to Chile.

 

Sphaeralcea umbellata

Native to Mexico.

 

Links

Publications

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

 

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