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Malva mohileviensis Downar in Bull. Soc. Imp. Nat. Mosc. 1: 177. 1861; T. K. Paul in Bull. Bot. Surv. India 27: 241. 1987.


Annual, weak herbs, up to 1.5 m high; stems purplish, younger parts pubescent. Leaves 1.5 - 4.5 x 2 - 7 cm, suborbicular, 5 - 7 lobed, cordate at base, rounded at apex, crenate, sparsely hairy, ultimately glabrescent; petioles 1.5 - 14 cm long, stellate and simple hairy, ultimately glabrescent; stipules 3 - 5 x 2 - 3 mm, ovate-lanceolate. Flowers 3 - 8 in axillary fascicles; pedicels 3 - 10 mm long. Epicalyx segmengs 3 - 4 x 1 mm, linear; ciliate. Calyx 5 x 3 - 4 mm, lobes deltoid. Corolla pinkish; petals about twice as long as calyx, obovate, retuse. Staminal column 3 - 4 mm long, retrorse hairy. Schizocarps 5 - 7 mm across, glabrous; mericarps 11 - 12, ca 2 mm long, dorsally faintly reticulate. Seeds ca 1 mm long, brown.

Fl. & Fr. Jan. - March.

Distrib. India: Rajasthan.

Pakistan, C.I.S., Europe and Japan.




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