Growth Form: Annual or perennial herbs or subshrubs, often hispid.
Leaves: Leaves simple or sometimes compound (palmate). Leaves alternate. Blades palmately angled, lobed, with toothed or again lobed divisions, or parted and usually hastate at base. Petiolate. Stipules present.
Fruit: Fruit a loculicidally dehiscent; usually elongate capsules. Seeds reniform–ovoid; usually striate pubescent; with or without endosperm.
Name Published In: Malvenfam.: 45 (1787)