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Malvaceae
The Mallow Family
Plantae Magnoliophyta Magnoliopsida Malvales
The Mallow Family contains over 1000 species, found mainly in South America. They are herbaceous plants, shrubs or trees. The species of most economic importance is Cotton, the fruits of Hibiscus esculentus (Okra) are eaten, and many (Hibiscus, Abutilon, Hollyhock) are grown as garden flowers.

Large flowers with five unjoined petals
Stamens and divided style protruding from the centre of the flower
Calyx of five parts with another false calyx below it

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Scientific Family name.
Hint: Usually ends in "acea"
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The Family Malvaceae
belongs to the Order of Malvales


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Malvaceae
Malvales
Malvales
Order of Mallows
Eumalvids
Real Mallows
Malvidae
Mallow Class
Eurosids
Real Rose Class
Rosids
Rosids
Rose-Like Class
Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Eudicots
Eudicots
Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
Plants
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus



Number of Species: 2300
Number of Genera: 200


Hibiscus Genus
Althaea Genus
Theobroma Genus
Tilia Genus
Sphaeralcea Genus
Malva Genus

Number of Species per Genus  

Hibiscus

300

Sterculia

250

Dombeya

225

Pavonia

200

Sida

200

Craigia

Althaea

Theobroma

Tilia

Sphaeralcea

Acropogon

Malva

Argyrodendron

Brachychiton

Cola

Firmiana

Heritiera

Hildegardia

Pterygota

Scaphium

Sterculia

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