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2. Malva pusilla Smith in Smith & Sowerby, Engl. Bot. 4: t. 241. 1795.

圆叶锦葵 yuan ye jin kui

Malva lignescens Iljin; M. rotundifolia Linnaeus, nom. utique rej.

Herbs perennial, usually procumbent, many branched, 20-50 cm tall, scabrous. Stipule small, ovate-lanceolate, 4-6 × 2-3 mm; petiole 3-12 cm, stellate velutinous; leaf blade reniform, rarely 5-7-lobed, 1-3 × 1-4 cm, papery, abaxially sparsely stellate puberulent, adaxially sparsely velutinous, base cordate, margin minutely denticulate, apex rounded. Flowers usually 3-4-fascicled, axillary, rarely solitary on stem. Pedicel 2-5 cm, sparsely stellate puberulent. Epicalyx lobes lanceolate, 2-5 × 1-1.5 mm, stellate puberulent. Calyx campanulate, 5-6 mm, stellate puberulent, 5-lobed, lobes triangularly acuminate. Corolla white to pinkish, 10-12 mm in diam.; petals obcordate, 9-15 × 3-5 mm, apex notched; claw bearded. Filament tube stellate puberulent. Style branches 13-15. Fruit flat globose, 5-6 mm in diam.; mericarps 12-15, abaxially smooth, angles rounded, puberulent. Seeds reniform, ca. 1 mm in diam., reticulate or not. Fl. summer.

Grassy slopes, open areas. Anhui, Gansu, Guizhou, Hebei, Henan, Jiangsu, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, Xinjiang, Xizang, Yunnan [Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan; Asia, Europe].


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