5009.000 Malvaviscus Fabr.

Walters, S.M. et al. (eds) (1997) The European Garden Flora. Vol. V. Dicotyledons (Part III). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

Description of the genus

Shrubs. Leaves alternate, simple, entire, toothed or palmately lobed. Flowers solitary or in few-flowered racemes or cymes. Epicalyx segments present, 6-16. Calyx irregularly lobed. Corolla red, funnel-shaped. Staminal column with 5 teeth at apex. Styles and stigmas 10. Fruit a schizocarp with 5 mericarps.

Worldwide: 3 species in tropical America

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Malvaviscus arboreus

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arboreus Cav.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Malvaviscus:

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Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Malvaviscus

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Malvaviscus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2162, retrieved 31 March 2023

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