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|Family: Malvaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Malva||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Malva pseudolavatera Webb & Berthel.
Habit: Annual, biennial, subshrub, sparsely stellate hairy. Stem: 10--30 dm; base woody or not. Leaf: blade 4--10 cm, shallowly 5-lobed above, crenate, base truncate to +- cordate. Inflorescence: flowers in leaf axils; involucel < calyx, bractlet free parts ovate to round. Flower: calyx +- 4 mm, greatly larger in fruit; petals 1--1.6 cm, white to pale pink, generally with 3 dark veins. Fruit: segments 7--10, glabrous to puberulent, generally +- cross-ridged on back. Chromosomes: 2n=44,112.
Ecology: Uncommon. Disturbed places on coastal bluffs, dunes, occasionally inland; Elevation: < 50 m. Bioregional Distribution: CCo, SCo; Distribution Outside California: native to southern Europe. Flowering Time: Apr--Jun
Synonyms: Lavatera cretica L.; Malva linnaei M.F. Ray superfl.
eFlora Treatment Author: Steven R. Hill
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Malva parviflora
Next taxon: Malva sylvestris
Citation for this treatment: Steven R. Hill 2016. Malva pseudolavatera, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=89042, accessed on May 06, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 06, 2016.