Malvaceae Week: Malva assurgentiflora from SFO, California

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Gurcharan Singh

Sep 8, 2011, 10:17:19 PM9/8/11
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Malva assurgentiflora (Kellogg) M. F. Ray, Novon 8:290. 1998
Syn:  Lavatera assurgentiflora Kellogg

Common names: Island mallow, malva rosa

Shrub up to 5 m tall; leaves 7-15 cm broad, 5-7 lobed, lobes triangular, toothed; flowers solitary, on recurved pedicels; epicalyx 4, ovate, united only at base; petals rose-purple with darker veins, about 4 cm long; mericarps woody, about 6 mm long. 

Photographed from SFO Botanical Garden in California.

Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089

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Tanay Bose

Sep 8, 2011, 10:23:31 PM9/8/11
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Nice add Sir ji
A new species for me
Tanay Bose
Research Assistant & Teaching Assistant.
Department of Botany.
University of British Columbia .
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Balkar Arya

Sep 9, 2011, 12:19:30 AM9/9/11
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Sir have u brought its seeds or cuttings So Cuteeeeeeeeeeee!! Flowers

Dr Balkar Singh
Head, Deptt. of Botany and Biotechnology
Arya P G College, Panipat
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