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|Family: Malvaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Biennial, perennial herb. Stem: erect. Leaf: petiole long; blade +- palmate-lobed. Inflorescence: spike, raceme, in panicle or not; bractlets 5--11, fused at base, <= sepals. Flower: showy, > 3 cm, pink, white, red, purple or yellow; petals notched distally; anthers near top of filament tube, below; stigmas thread-like. Fruit: segments 16--40, falling from axis, indehiscent, each with an upper, empty chamber and a lower, 1-seeded chamber, beak 0.
Species In Genus: 60 species: eastern Mediterranean to central Asia. Etymology: (Greek: alke, remedy, or alce, strength; ancient name for this mallow)
eFlora Treatment Author: Steven R. Hill
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Abutilon theophrasti
Next taxon: Alcea rosea
Citation for this treatment: Steven R. Hill 2016. Alcea, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=9053, 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.