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Malva verticillata L.
Family Malvaceae
Malva verticillata L. APNI*

Description: Erect herb to c. 1 m high.

Leaves ± circular 8–10 cm diam., 5–7-lobed, base cordate, margins finely toothed, hoary; petiole to 15 cm long.

Flowers 4–6 in small axillary whorls. Epicalyx segments linear, shorter than calyx. Calyx 3–5 mm long, lobes triangular to lanceolate, stellate-hairy, spreading in fruiting stage. Petals 4–6 mm long, white or pink.

Fruit 6–7 mm diam., ridged between carpels; carpels 8–12.


Distribution and occurrence: Native of N Afr., Eur., Asia.
NSW subdivisions: *SWP
AVH map***

Text by A. S. Mitchell & E. H. Norris
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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