4995.000 Malvastrum A. Gray

Description of the genus

Low-growing suffrutices. Leaves ovate, petiolate. Flowers yellow. Epicalyx of 3 linear bracts. Ovary of 10 free, 1-ovulate carpels. Style branches 10, filiform. Fruit discoid, of 10 indehiscent, 1-seeded mericarps. Seeds reniform.

Worldwide: 14 species in tropical and warm areas

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Malvastrum coromandelianum

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coromandelianum (L.) GarckeN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

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Flora of Botswana: Malvastrum
Flora of Mozambique: Malvastrum

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Malvastrum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Malvastrum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Malvastrum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Malvastrum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Malvastrum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Malvastrum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=938, retrieved 5 December 2016

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