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|Family: Malvaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: (Annual) perennial herb; hairs stellate or scale-like. Stem: prostrate to decumbent. Leaf: blade generally asymmetric, generally silvery-stellate-hairy. Inflorescence: flowers 1 in leaf axils; flower stalk +- jointed at tip, generally recurved in fruit. Flower: calyx lobes +- = tube, ovate or cordate; petals stellate-hairy in bud, cream-white to yellow generally fading to rose-pink; filament tube glabrous, anthers at tip; styles 7--10, stigmas head-like. Fruit: segments generally 7--10, indehiscent, beak 0. Seed: 1 per segment, glabrous.
Species In Genus: 4 species: America, Mediterranean, introduced elsewhere. Etymology: (Greek, Latin: small mallow)
eFlora Treatment Author: Steven R. Hill
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Malva verticillata var. crispa
Next taxon: Malvella leprosa
Citation for this treatment: Steven R. Hill 2016. Malvella, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=9583, accessed on April 30, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on April 30, 2016.