Malvaceae, Globe Mallow or Mallow Family
The Malvaceae Family is a major family known as the mallows and commonly called Globe Mallows or the Mallow Family.
Important species include the popular cultivated Hibiscus plants with its bright green leaves and beautiful flowers in a multitude of colors. Other important species include Cotton, Okra and Cacao.
Leaves in this family are mostly alternate and palmately lobed. Leaf margins are entire or dentate. Dentate leaves characteristically have veins that end at the tip of each tooth. These teeth are then referred to as malvoid teeth. pubescence is common and characteristically star-shaped or stellate.
North America, the family has 49 genera and 429 accepted taxa overall. World-wide The Plant List includes 245 genera with 4,465 accepted species names and includes a further 1,802 scientific plant names of infraspecific rank for the family. All data is approximate and subject to taxonomic changes.
- Abutilon palmeri, Palmer's Indian Mallow
- Allowissadula holosericea, Chisos Mtn False Indianmallow (added 02/27/2017)
- Anoda cristata, Crested Anoda
- Eremalche rotundifolia, Desert Fivespot (added 02/27/2017)
- Eremalche exilis, White Mallow (added 04/15/2017)
- Fremontodendron californicum, California Flannelbush
- Hibiscus coulteri, Desert Rosemallow
- Malacothamnus fasciculatus, Bush Mallow
- Malva neglecta, Common Mallow
- Malva parviflora, Cheeseweed Mallow
- Malvella sagittifolia, Arrowleaf Mallow
- Melochia tomentosa, Teabush
- Modiola caroliniana, Carolina Bristlemallow
- Pavonia lasiopetala, Rock Rose (added 02/27/2017)
- Rhynchosida physocalyx, Buffpetal
- Sida abutifolia, Spreading Fanpetals
- Sphaeralcea ambigua, Desert Globemallow
- Sphaeralcea coccinea, Scarlet Globemallow
- Sphaeralcea coulteri, Coulter's Globemallow
- Sphaeralcea fendleri, Fendler's Globemallow
- Sphaeralcea rusbyi, Rusby's Globemallow