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Mallow (Malvaceae)
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8 most common species:
Scaphium
Scaphium
Scaphium is a genus of about eight species of plants in the subfamily Sterculioideae of the family Malvaceae.
Rhynchosida
Rhynchosida
Flowering rhynchosida grow in hot climates. They have dark green, hairy leaves with bumps around the edges, with stems that grow upwards or trail on the ground. The flowers that grow from these plants have orange or yellow petals surrounding a bright yellow center. They are seen mostly in the wild.
Cola
Cola
They are evergreen trees, growing up to about 18 m tall , with glossy ovoid leaves and star-shaped fruit. Cola has approximately 100 to 125 species. They occurin the evergreen lowland and montane forest of continental (primarily tropical) Africa.
Reevesia
Reevesia
Reevesia is a genus of flowering plant in the family Malvaceae. It contains around 25 species.
Iliamna
Wild hollyhocks
Native to North America, wild hollyhocks is a genus of flowering plants. They are beautiful to look at and bloom in amazing colors, attracting bees and butterflies. The genus seems to get its name (Iliamna) from Lake Iliamna in Alaska even though it’s not found there. It prefers loamy soil and sunny weather as it usually grows in summer.
Napaea
Glade Mallow
The glade Mallow genus contains only one species, Napea dioica, a plant native to the American Midwest. The Latin name Napaea means "open woodland area," referring to this plant's preferred habitat. Glade Mallow plants thrive in moist or wet areas and can't tolerate dry soils.
Corchoropsis
Corchoropsis
Malvella
Malvella
There are four species, one native to the Mediterranean, and three native to the southwestern United States and Mexico. These are generally perennial herbs, sometimes annual, growing in a prostrate or decumbent form. They are coated with star-shaped or scaly hairs. The silvery-haired leaves have asymmetrical blades. Flowers are whitish or yellow, fading pink. The fruit is a capsule with 7 to 10 segments that do not break apart.

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Scaphium
Scaphium
Scaphium
Scaphium is a genus of about eight species of plants in the subfamily Sterculioideae of the family Malvaceae.
Rhynchosida
Rhynchosida
Rhynchosida
Flowering rhynchosida grow in hot climates. They have dark green, hairy leaves with bumps around the edges, with stems that grow upwards or trail on the ground. The flowers that grow from these plants have orange or yellow petals surrounding a bright yellow center. They are seen mostly in the wild.
Cola
Cola
Cola
They are evergreen trees, growing up to about 18 m tall , with glossy ovoid leaves and star-shaped fruit. Cola has approximately 100 to 125 species. They occurin the evergreen lowland and montane forest of continental (primarily tropical) Africa.
Reevesia
Reevesia
Reevesia
Reevesia is a genus of flowering plant in the family Malvaceae. It contains around 25 species.
Wild hollyhocks
Iliamna
Wild hollyhocks
Native to North America, wild hollyhocks is a genus of flowering plants. They are beautiful to look at and bloom in amazing colors, attracting bees and butterflies. The genus seems to get its name (Iliamna) from Lake Iliamna in Alaska even though it’s not found there. It prefers loamy soil and sunny weather as it usually grows in summer.
Glade Mallow
Napaea
Glade Mallow
The glade Mallow genus contains only one species, Napea dioica, a plant native to the American Midwest. The Latin name Napaea means "open woodland area," referring to this plant's preferred habitat. Glade Mallow plants thrive in moist or wet areas and can't tolerate dry soils.
Corchoropsis
Corchoropsis
Corchoropsis
Malvella
Malvella
Malvella
There are four species, one native to the Mediterranean, and three native to the southwestern United States and Mexico. These are generally perennial herbs, sometimes annual, growing in a prostrate or decumbent form. They are coated with star-shaped or scaly hairs. The silvery-haired leaves have asymmetrical blades. Flowers are whitish or yellow, fading pink. The fruit is a capsule with 7 to 10 segments that do not break apart.
Callianthe
Callianthe
Callianthe
Callianthe are tropical flowering plants in the mallow family. Several species within this genus produce large, showy flowers that droop downwards like lanterns. These showy plants are almost exclusively grown in tropical and subtropical parks and gardens, as almost all species within the genus are highly sensitive to frost.
Dombeyas
Dombeya
Dombeyas
Dombeya are a genus named for the French botanist Joseph Dombey. The blooms of the members of this genus bear a resemblance to those of hydrangeas or pear trees. These evergreen shrubs attract wildlife by providing shelter and sustenance. Some species of dombeyas are grown as ornamentals or background plantings in tropical gardens.
Mallows
Eremalche
Mallows
Mallows is a genus of flowering plants in the Mallow family. They are endemic to the United States desert southwest.
Flannel bush
Fremontodendron
Flannel bush
Flannel bush is a genus of three known species of shrubs native to the Southwestern United States and northwest Mexico. The leaves have a leathery and fuzzy texture reminiscent of flannel (thus the name), and the yellow to orange flowers are large and showy.
Hibiscadelphus
Hibiscadelphus
Hibiscadelphus
Grewia
Grewia
Grewia
Grewia are a large genus of flowering plants. Their Latin name, Grewia, is in memory of English botanist Nehemiah Grew who studied pollen. Some varieties of grewia have also been used in the creation of materials, as fuelwood, and for environmental uses such as windbreaking.
Theobroma
Theobroma
Theobroma
The Theobroma genus derives its name from the Greek theos (God) and broma (food), which translates to "food of the gods." Some species serve as the source of cacao that is used in making chocolate, while others are exploited in the production of jute fiber. Theobroma grow in tropical environments.
Kleinhovia
Kleinhovia
Kleinhovia
Kleinhovia is an evergreen, tropical tree native to Indonesia, Malaysia and other parts of tropical Asia. It is monotypic. Kleinhovia is an bushy tree growing up to 20 m high, with a dense rounded crown and upright pink sprays of flowers and fruits. Leaves are simple and alternate; stipules are ensiform to linear; petioles are 2.5 to 30 cm long; the leaf-blade is ovate to heart-shaped, glabrous on both sides, with the apex pointed. Secondary veins occur in 6-8 pairs, palmately nerved. The flowers of kleinhovia are terminal, in loose panicles protruding from the crown; flowers are about 5 mm wide, coloured pale pink. The fruit of kleinhovia are rounded, 5-lobed, thin-walled, membranous capsules, loculicidally dehiscent, each locule having 1–2 seeds. The seeds are globose, whitish, warty and exalbuminous.
Wissadula
Wissadula
Wissadula
Guazuma
Guazuma
Guazuma
Guazuma are a genus of flowering plants. They are native to Central and South America and have been introduced to parts of Asia. Species in this genus have many different uses. Some can be used as wood for construction, and some as fodder for horses, cattle, and hogs.
Lawrencia
Lawrencia
Lawrencia
Burretiodendron
Burretiodendron
Burretiodendron
Burretiodendron are deciduous or semi-evergreen trees with heart-shaped leaves and winged capsules.It has 8 species . This genus is native to and distributed in Asia.
Bush mallow
Malacothamnus
Bush mallow
Bush mallow are a genus of shrubs and small trees native to North America's Pacific Coast. They make popular ornamental plants, rewarding growers with evergreen leaves and abundant flowers. Most species have hairy stems and pale pink, rarely white, flowers.
Kearnemalvastrum
Kearnemalvastrum
Kearnemalvastrum
Modiolastrum
Modiolastrum
Modiolastrum
Lindens
Tilia
Lindens
Lindens (Tilia)—often referred to as "Basswoods" in the United States—are a group of large, deciduous trees in the mallow family. Many lindens are planted ornamentally, as they produce dense foliage that makes them excellent shade trees. Several species are harvested for their timber, which is lightweight, soft, and very workable, making it excellent for use in craft projects and model-making. Their flowers are also of great value to beekeepers.
Abelmoschus
Abelmoschus
Abelmoschus
Abelmoschus plants are most famous for their edibility - the long, curved seed pods and the leaves of several abelmoschus are cultivated and eaten as vegetables all over the world, being especially important to regional cuisines in Africa and Asia. This genus' curious Latin name (Abelmoschus) is actually derived from an Arab word meaning "father of musk," a reference to the potent smell produced by the seeds of all abelmoschus.
Kurrajong
Brachychiton
Kurrajong
Kurrajong are large shrubs and trees native to tropical and subtropical Australia. Trees in this genus are deciduous and form an attractive pyramidal shape. They produce bright red flowers with a unique design: they are bell-shaped on the side with a star-shaped tip. Most species have a stout trunk used for storing water during the dry seasons.
Cow itch tree
Lagunaria
Cow itch tree
Chiranthodendron
Chiranthodendron
Chiranthodendron
Chiranthodendron is a flowering plant genus in the family Malvaceae. It comprises a single species of tree. This species is native to Guatemala and southern Mexico. On the wet slopes of these areas, trees may reach 10 to 27 m in height. The leaves are large and shallowly lobed, with a brown indumentum on the underside. The distinctive flowers appear in late spring and early summer; the five stamens are long, curved upward, and bright red, giving the distinct impression of a clawed hand. Its fruit is a oblong, five-lobed capsule which contains black seeds.
Sidalcea
Sidalcea
Sidalcea
Sidalcea are a delightfully flowering ornamental genus whose plants feature prominent rosy-purple or white summer blooms. These are irresistible to bees and butterflies -- the West Coast Lady butterfly, in particular, loves these flowers because they are one of the few sources its larvae can get food from. You can find sidalcea growing in all types of gardens, from cottage to wildlife to water-conserving.
Pachira
Pachira
Pachira
Pachira are small- to medium-sized evergreen tropical trees in the mallow family. Several species within the genus have traditional uses, being harvested for timber, rope-making material, or stuffing material. Few, however, are widely cultivated or of significant commercial importance. One notable exception is the Money Tree (P. aquatica) a tremendously popular, low-maintenance ornamental houseplant.
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Dracaena
Dracaena
Dracaena are popular house plants that are easy to grow. They can tolerate low-light conditions and require little watering. Their leaves range from variegated to dark green. Their characteristic traits include woody stems that grow slowly but offer a striking appearance for small spaces such as apartments or offices.
Ficus
Fig trees
Fig trees have been cultivated in many regions for their fruits, particularly the common fig, F. carica. Most of the species have edible fruits, although the common fig is the only one of commercial value. Fig trees are also important food sources for wildlife in the tropics, including monkeys, bats, and insects.
Rubus
Brambles
Brambles are members of the rose family, and there are hundreds of different types to be found throughout the European countryside. They have been culturally significant for centuries; Christian folklore stories hold that when the devil was thrown from heaven, he landed on a bramble bush. Their vigorous growth habit can tangle into native plants and take over.
Acer
Maples
The popular tree family known as maples change the color of their leaves in the fall. Many cultural traditions encourage people to watch the colors change, such as momijigari in Japan. Maples popular options for bonsai art. Alternately, their sap is used to create maple syrup.
Prunus
Prunus
Prunus is a genus of flowering fruit trees that includes almonds, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. These are often known as "stone fruits" because their pits are large seeds or "stones." When prunus trees are damaged, they exhibit "gummosis," a condition in which the tree's gum (similar to sap) is secreted to the bark to help heal external wounds.
Solanum
Nightshades
Nightshades is a large and diverse genus of plants, with more than 1500 different types worldwide. This genus incorporates both important staple food crops like tomato, potato, and eggplant, but also dangerous poisonous plants from the nightshade family. The name was coined by Pliny the Elder almost two thousand years ago.
Rosa
Roses
Most species of roses are shrubs or climbing plants that have showy flowers and sharp thorns. They are commonly cultivated for cut flowers or as ornamental plants in gardens due to their attractive appearance, pleasant fragrance, and cultural significance in many countries. The rose hips (fruits) can also be used in jams and teas.
Quercus
Oaks
Oaks are among the world's longest-lived trees, sometimes growing for over 1,000 years! The oldest known oak tree is in the southern United States and is over 1,500 years old. Oaks produce an exceedingly popular type of wood which is used to make different products, from furniture and flooring to wine barrels and even cosmetic creams.
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Scaphium
Scaphium
Scaphium is a genus of about eight species of plants in the subfamily Sterculioideae of the family Malvaceae.
Rhynchosida
Rhynchosida
Flowering rhynchosida grow in hot climates. They have dark green, hairy leaves with bumps around the edges, with stems that grow upwards or trail on the ground. The flowers that grow from these plants have orange or yellow petals surrounding a bright yellow center. They are seen mostly in the wild.
Cola
Cola
They are evergreen trees, growing up to about 18 m tall , with glossy ovoid leaves and star-shaped fruit. Cola has approximately 100 to 125 species. They occurin the evergreen lowland and montane forest of continental (primarily tropical) Africa.
Reevesia
Reevesia
Reevesia is a genus of flowering plant in the family Malvaceae. It contains around 25 species.
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Dracaena
Dracaena
Dracaena are popular house plants that are easy to grow. They can tolerate low-light conditions and require little watering. Their leaves range from variegated to dark green. Their characteristic traits include woody stems that grow slowly but offer a striking appearance for small spaces such as apartments or offices.
Ficus
Fig trees
Fig trees have been cultivated in many regions for their fruits, particularly the common fig, F. carica. Most of the species have edible fruits, although the common fig is the only one of commercial value. Fig trees are also important food sources for wildlife in the tropics, including monkeys, bats, and insects.
Rubus
Brambles
Brambles are members of the rose family, and there are hundreds of different types to be found throughout the European countryside. They have been culturally significant for centuries; Christian folklore stories hold that when the devil was thrown from heaven, he landed on a bramble bush. Their vigorous growth habit can tangle into native plants and take over.
Acer
Maples
The popular tree family known as maples change the color of their leaves in the fall. Many cultural traditions encourage people to watch the colors change, such as momijigari in Japan. Maples popular options for bonsai art. Alternately, their sap is used to create maple syrup.
Prunus
Prunus
Prunus is a genus of flowering fruit trees that includes almonds, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. These are often known as "stone fruits" because their pits are large seeds or "stones." When prunus trees are damaged, they exhibit "gummosis," a condition in which the tree's gum (similar to sap) is secreted to the bark to help heal external wounds.
Solanum
Nightshades
Nightshades is a large and diverse genus of plants, with more than 1500 different types worldwide. This genus incorporates both important staple food crops like tomato, potato, and eggplant, but also dangerous poisonous plants from the nightshade family. The name was coined by Pliny the Elder almost two thousand years ago.
Rosa
Roses
Most species of roses are shrubs or climbing plants that have showy flowers and sharp thorns. They are commonly cultivated for cut flowers or as ornamental plants in gardens due to their attractive appearance, pleasant fragrance, and cultural significance in many countries. The rose hips (fruits) can also be used in jams and teas.
Quercus
Oaks
Oaks are among the world's longest-lived trees, sometimes growing for over 1,000 years! The oldest known oak tree is in the southern United States and is over 1,500 years old. Oaks produce an exceedingly popular type of wood which is used to make different products, from furniture and flooring to wine barrels and even cosmetic creams.
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