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Pakistan | Family List | Malvaceae

Fioria Mattei, Bol. R. Orto. Bot. Palermo. 2:71. 1916. Kearney, Leafl. West. Bot. 7 (11): 272. 1955.

Herbs or shrubs, sparsely to densely pubescent. Leaves long petioled, with or without lobes, serrate, acute, cordate. Flowers solitary. Epicalyx segments linear, 7-10, free, equalling the calyx. Calyx 5-lobed. Corolla yellow with a dark purple centre, 2-3 times longer than calyx. Staminal column included. Carpels, 5, fused; ovary 5-loculed, each locule with few ovules. Fruit a capsule, with conspicuous, scareous and strongly veined wings. Seeds 2-4 in each cell, sometimes solitary by abortion, glandularly punctate, glabrescent.

A genus with 4 species distributed in the tropics and subtropics of the Old World. 1 species is known from Pakistan.

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