Malvaceae

Juss. (1789)

This name is accepted

Kingdom: Viridiplantae Phylum: Magnoliophyta Class/Clade: Eudicot-Rosids Order: Malvales Family: Malvaceae Genus:

Description

Key Characters:

Growth Form: Herbs, shrubs, or trees, variously pubescent with stellate, simple, and/or glandular hairs.

Stems:

Roots:

Leaves: Leaves simple and often palmately lobed to divided, rarely compound (palmate). Leaves alternate, rarely opposite. Leaves alternate. Blades often asymmetrical. Blades often palmately lobed to divided, rarely palmately compound. Blades palmately lobed or compound. Margins usually toothed or lobed. Nearly always petiolate. Stipules deciduous or occasionally persistent. Stipules present. Stipules usually deciduous.

Flowers:

Fruit: Fruit fleshy to leathery or woody; dehiscent or indehiscent; often separating into mericarps. Seeds reniform to turbinate; with or without endosperm.

Ploidy:

Habitat:

Elevation Range:

Historical Distribution

Distribution maps coming soon.

Accepted Subtaxa (in Hawai'i) (91)

Uses and Culture

USES

Natural History

Statewide Status

Only found in cultivation

Island Status

O'ahu Only found in cultivation

Dispersal Agents


Pollinators

Specimens

Bibliography

Name Published In: Gen. Pl. [Jussieu] 271. 1789 [4 Aug 1789] (1789)