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|Family: Malvaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Malva||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Malva neglecta Wallr.
Habit: Annual, biennial. Stem: generally prostrate to ascending, 2--4(6) dm, generally hairy, hair branches 0--few. Leaf: stipules generally +- papery, 3--6 mm, 2.5 mm wide; petioles gradually shorter distally; blade +- 1--6 cm, generally shallowly 5--7 lobed (unlobed), dentate-crenate. Inflorescence: flowers generally 2--6 in leaf axils; flower stalk in fruit >> calyx; bractlets free, 3--5(6) mm, +- widely linear. Flower: calyx generally 4--6 mm, not especially larger in fruit, lobes acuminate; petals generally 2 × calyx, white to pale lilac; filament tube puberulent. Fruit: segments 12--15, smooth or weakly ridged, puberulent on back, outer edges +- rounded. Chromosomes: 2n=42.
Ecology: Disturbed places; Elevation: < 3000 m. Bioregional Distribution: n&c CA; Distribution Outside California: native to Eurasia. Flowering Time: May--Oct Note: Probably also in southern California.
Unabridged Note: Sometimes misidentified as Malva pusilla Sm. (petals +- = calyx; fruit unwinged, net-veined; = Malva rotundifolia L., nom. rej.), not yet found in California.
eFlora Treatment Author: Steven R. Hill
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Malva assurgentiflora
Next taxon: Malva nicaeensis
Citation for this treatment: Steven R. Hill 2016. Malva neglecta, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=32600, accessed on February 10, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 10, 2016.