Malvastrum coromandelianum (L.) Garcke

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Malvastrum coromandelianum

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Corner 2nd Ave and 2nd St, Mutare

Malvastrum coromandelianum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Corner 2nd Ave and 2nd St, Mutare

Malvastrum coromandelianum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Corner 2nd Ave and 2nd St, Mutare

Malvastrum coromandelianum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Mubvee (Hippo) Lodge, Mana Pools

Malvastrum coromandelianum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Mubvee (Hippo) Lodge, Mana Pools

Malvastrum coromandelianum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Mubvee (Hippo) Lodge, Mana Pools

Malvastrum coromandelianum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyamuakwarara River, John Meikle Reseach Station

Malvastrum coromandelianum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyamuakwarara River, John Meikle Reseach Station

Malvastrum coromandelianum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyamuakwarara River, John Meikle Reseach Station

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Synonyms: Malva coromandeliana L.
Common names: Prickly malvastrum (English)
Frequency: Frequent in urban areas
Status: Introduced
Description:
Annual or short-lived perennial suffrutex, less than 1 m with most parts covered in rough stellate hairs. Leaves lanceolate; margins coarsely serrate. Flowers solitary in the upper leaf axils, cream or pale yellow. Epicalyx segments linear, 5 × 1 mm. This species is similar to Sida spp. but is distinguished by the prescence of epicalyx bracts.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: A weed of disturbed places, roadsides, old cultivation and rubbish dumps.
Altitude range: (metres) 360 - 1550 m
Flowering time:Oct - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Native to N America and a now pantropical weed.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 6 August 2006
Literature:

Exell, A.W. (1961). Malvaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Page 503.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 85.


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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: Species information: Malvastrum coromandelianum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=139030, retrieved 28 August 2016

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