Malvastrum tricuspidatum (R.Br.) A.Gray
Annual herb or undershrub, up to 1 m high; branches with appressed, strigose, stellate, 4-rayed or simple hairs. Leaves 1-7 cm long, 0.5-4 cm broad, upper surface with simple appressed hairs, lower with simple and 4 rayed stellate hairs particularly on the nerves, acute or obtuse, coarsely serrate, 3-5-nerved; petiole 0.5-5 cm long, stellate hairy; stipules linear-lanceolate, acuminate, 2-10 mm long, entire or denticulate, hairy on the margins and outer surface. Flowers axillary, solitary or fascicles; pedicel sessile or with short, up to 6 mm long pedicel; epicalyx segments 3-6 mm long, 1-1.5 mm broad, strigose hairy. Calyx usually fused below the middle, 5-8 mm long, strigose hairy outside; lobes deltoid or triangular, acuminate, 3-4 mm long, 2-5 mm broad. Petals 7-10 mm long, 4-6 mm broad, obliquely obovate, hairy at base. Staminal tube 2-4 mm long, glabrous. Fruit globular; mericarps 8-14, c. 2 mm across, dorsally 1 mm broad, deeply curved, with a short, 1-1.5 mm long apical awn and 2, 0.5 mm long dorsal awns near the middle hispid above. Seed 1 in each mericarp, brown-black.
Lectotype: H.U., Herb Linn. 870.3 (LINN!).
Distribution: Tropical regions of both New and Old Worlds.
It widely occurs in Pakistan.