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Mallow

Botanical name: Malvaceae

Mallow
Botanical name: Malvaceae
Mallow (Malvaceae)

Species of Mallow

Scaphium

Scaphium is a genus of about eight species of plants in the subfamily Sterculioideae of the family Malvaceae.

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.

Tropical chestnuts

Tropical chestnuts is a genus of flowering plants. The Plant List counts 91 currently accepted species.

False mallows

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.

Reevesia

Reevesia is a genus of flowering plant in the family Malvaceae. It contains around 25 species.

Lawrencia

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.

Mallows

Mallows is a genus of flowering plants in the Mallow family. They are endemic to the United States desert southwest.

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 - 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.

Durians

Durians are a genus of tree species. Some trees in this genus produce a distinct fruit that has been dubbed "the king of fruit" due to its large size and thorn-covered peel. In some parts of Indonesia, husks of this fruit are used to smoke fish, but this practice is illegal in some public places because of the overwhelmingly pungent smell.

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.

Cow itch tree

Meximalva

Luehea

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.
Bush mallow

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.

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.

Cavanillesia

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.

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.

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.

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.

Modiolastrum

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.

Ayenia

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.

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.

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.

Talipariti

Almost all talipariti grow in tropical climates except for one variety that thrives in temperate zones. They are all evergreen plants, but their height and growth habit can vary by species. Some have a more bush-like shape, while others grow similarly to small trees. The color of the plants’ summer flowers also varies.

Wissadula

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.

Corchoropsis

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 - 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.

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.

Ungeria

Kearnemalvastrum

Pityranthe

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.
Mallow (Malvaceae) Mallow (Malvaceae)

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