Malvaviscus arboreus Cav.

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Malvaviscus arboreus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Garden, Harry Pichanick Dr., Harare

Malvaviscus arboreus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Garden, Harry Pichanick Dr., Harare

Malvaviscus arboreus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Garden, Harry Pichanick Drive, Alexandra Park, Harare

Malvaviscus arboreus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Garden, Harry Pichanick Drive, Alexandra Park, Harare

Malvaviscus arboreus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Garden, Harry Pichanick Drive, Alexandra Park, Harare

Malvaviscus arboreus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Pink Papaya, Chimoio

Malvaviscus arboreus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Pink Papaya, Chimoio

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Common names: Wax mallow (English)
Description: Shrub, to 4 m. Leaves variable, from narrowly ovate to almost circular; entire, toothed or palmately lobed. Flowers solitary or in groups of 2-3 in the leaf axils, semi-pendulous; red, the petals remaining forward-pointing and not opening outwards.
Notes: Both almost glabrous and densely hairy forms occur and the former, which are referred to as var. mexicana Schtdl. in the European Garden Flora, is the one whose images are depicted on the species page.
Derivation of specific name: arboreus: tree-like
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Worldwide distribution: Mexico to Peru and Brazil.
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Malvaviscus arboreus
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Malvaviscus arboreus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Malvaviscus arboreus
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Malvaviscus arboreus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=167130, retrieved 26 November 2020

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