Botanical name: Malvaceae
Botanical name: Malvaceae
Species of Mallow
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Scaphium is a genus of about eight species of plants in the subfamily Sterculioideae of the family Malvaceae.
Silk cotton tree
Silk cotton tree originate in Africa, Asia, and Australia. They are considered to be the tallest trees in the regions where they grow natively. They get their name 'Bombax' from the Greek word meaning 'silk' in reference to the silky hairs found on the seed of this genus. The image of a silk cotton tree is featured on the flag of Equatorial Guinea.
Fanpetals are tropical and subtropical flowering herbs and shrubs with often showy, brightly colored flowers and hairy vegetative parts. They are attractive to many butterfly and moth species both as (nectar) food plants and as larval hosts. Some species have recently become problematic invasive weeds in non-native tropical regions.
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.
False mallows include annual and perennial herbs and shrubs. Species in this genus produce either yellow or red flowers in the summer. The bright-colored blooms make false mallows a popular choice in gardens as a flowering ornamental plant. The leaves are deciduous, turning yellow in the fall. New plants are cultivated by seed or with cuttings.
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.
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.
Broom woods include several species of flowering plants and shrubs found growing in subtropical and tropical regions. Some species have a sparse, weedy appearance, while others grow as a medium to large-size shrub. Broom woods produce small flowers in the summer, often pink in color, and reproduce by seed.
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.
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.
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.
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.