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Malva microcarpa Pers., Syn. 2:251. 1806.

  • Malva parviflora var. microcarpa (Pers.) Loscos

    Prostrate to erect, annual herbs, stellate tomentose, glabrescent. Leaves 1-5 cm long, 1-6 cm broad, orbicular, 3-7-angular, crenate to serrate, cordate at base, obtuse or acute at apex, stipule 2-4 mm long, ovate or lanceolate, glabrous, margin simple hairy; petiole 1-29 cm long. Flowers axillary, usually solitary or paired, rarely more but never compact; pedicel 3-6 mm long, in fruit up to 2 cm, distinctly visible; epicalyx segments linear, 3-4 mm long. Calyx 5-6 mm long, rotate in fruit, and 7-9 mm long, fused slightly above the middle; lobes deltoid or triangular, acute or acuminate. Petals equalling to or slightly exceeding the sepals, white, sometimes with pinkish tips. Fruit discoid, 3-5 mm across, 2-2.5 mm high; mericarps 9-10, reticulate, glabrous, c. 2 mm across, with acute to slightly winged margin. Seeds 1.5 mm across, brown, glabrous.

    Holotype: Herb. Persoon s.n. (L!).

    Distribution: Native in the Mediterranean region; Malesia and Pakistan.


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