4995.000 Malvastrum A. Gray

Description of the genus

Low-growing suffrutices. Leaves ovate, petiolate. Flowers yellow. Epicalyx of 3 linear bracts. Ovary of 10 free, 1-ovulate carpels. Style branches 10, filiform. Fruit discoid, of 10 indehiscent, 1-seeded mericarps. Seeds reniform.

Worldwide: 14 species in tropical and warm areas

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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coromandelianum (L.) GarckeCDescription, Image

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Flora of Botswana: Malvastrum
Flora of Mozambique: Malvastrum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Malvastrum

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Malvastrum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Malvastrum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Malvastrum
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iNaturalist: Malvastrum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Malvastrum
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Malvastrum
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Tropicos: Malvastrum
Wikipedia: Malvastrum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Malvastrum.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=938, retrieved 14 June 2024

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