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Malvaceae


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Malvaceae

Malvaceae

Pollen, Tapetum and Orbicule Development in Modiolastrum malvifolium (Malvaceae)

Herbivory and Calcium Concentrations Affect Calcium Oxalate Crystal Formation in Leaves ofSida (Malvaceae)

Paralogy and Orthology in the Malvaceae rpb2 Gene Family: Investigation of Gene Duplication in Hibiscus

Genetic Diversity of Hibiscus tiliaceus (Malvaceae) in China Assessed using AFLP Markers

Nuclear microsatellite variation in Malagasy baobabs (Adansonia, Bombacoideae, Malvaceae) reveals past hybridization and introgression

Reproductive Ecology of Two Species of the Anthonomus grandis Species Group (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) on Hampea (Malvaceae: Gossypieae) Host Plants in Southern Mexico

Multiple colonizations from Madagascar and converged acquisition of dioecy in the Mascarene Dombeyoideae (Malvaceae) as inferred from chloroplast and nuclear DNA sequence analyses

Temperature- and Relative Humidity-Dependent Life History Traits of Phenacoccus solenopsis (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) on Hibiscus rosa-sinensis (Malvales: Malvaceae)

Comparative molecular cytogenetic analyses of a major tandemly repeated DNA family and retrotransposon sequences in cultivated jute Corchorus species (Malvaceae)

Coptoborus ochromactonus, n. sp. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae), an Emerging Pest of Cultivated Balsa (Malvales: Malvaceae) in Ecuador

Unequal Evolutionary Rates Between Annual and Perennial Lineages of Checker Mallows (Sidalcea, Malvaceae): Evidence from 18S–26S rDNA Internal and External Transcribed Spacers

 

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A family of herbs, with some shrubs and trees, in which the leaves are palmately veined, often lobed, and rich in mucilage. The flowers are regular, usually pentamerous, with free petals, numerous stamens joined into a tube below, and numerous carpels joined into a ring to form the superior ovary. The fruit is a capsule, or else breaks into many one-seeded nutlets. Cotton is made from the seed-coat fibres of Gossypium species; species of Hibiscus, Malva (mallow), and Althaea (especially A. rosea, hollyhock), are cultivated for their flowers, while A. officinalis (marsh mallow) has been used in confectionery and medicine. In modern classifications there are 121 genera, with about 1500 species, occurring in most temperate and tropical regions.

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