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malveae A.Gray


1a. Epicalyx segmenta free 19. Malva
b. Epicalyx segmenta connate at base 2
2a. Epicalyx segments 3 - 6; central axis of fruit often projecting above mericarps; seeds smooth or transversely ribbed 18. Lavatera
b. Epicalyx segments 6 - 9; central axis of fruit not projecting above mericarps; seeds radially ribbed 3
3a. Staminal column 5-angled; corolla 3 cm or more in diameter; mericups sub-bilocular 0. Alcea
b. Staminal column cylindric; corolla less than 3 cm in diameter; mericarps unilocular 17. Althaea

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