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Malvaceae

Malvaceae or the Mallow Family or the Hibiscus Family is from the order of Malvales. It has about 244 genera and about 4225 species. Species are mostly shrubs and trees. They are diverse except for the coldest location. Some of the better-known members include Cacao, Cotton, Hibiscus, Alcea, Malva, and Okra.

Malvaceae includes some large genera such as Hibiscus which has about 550 species and Paving with 200. Malvaceae members usually have alternate, sometimes palmately lobed or compound leaves. There are stipulates. There are mucous canals and cavities in the stems.

The flowers are usually auxiliary. They are either unisexual or bisexual and actinomorphic. They usually have five sepals and five petals. There are at least five stamens or a lot. The fruits are mostly loculicidal capsules, nuts, and schizocarps.

Malvaceae has nine subfamilies:

Byttneriodeae
Grewiodeae
Sterculiodeae
Tilioideae
Dombeyoideae
Brownlowioideae
Helicteroideae
Malvoideae
Bombacoideae

The genera in Malvaceae include:

Abelmoschus
Abroma
Abutilon
Acaulimalva
Achania
Acropogon
Acrosepalum
Adansonia
Aguiaria
Akrosida
Alcalthaea
Alcea
Allosidastrum
Allowissadula
Althaea
Althoffia
Alyogyne
Ambroma
Ancistrocarpus
Andeimalva
Androcalva
Anisodontea
Anoda
Anotea
Apeiba
Arcynospermum
Argyrodendron
Asterochlaena
Asterotrichion
Astiria
Atkinsia
Ayenia
Azanza
Bakeridesia
Basiloxylon
Bastardia
Bastardiastrum
Bastardiopsis
Batesimalva
Belotia
Bernoullia
Berrya
Billieturnera
Blanchetiastrum
Bombax
Bombycella
Bombycidendron
Bordasia
Boschia
Brachychiton
Briquetia
Brockmania
Brownlowia
Bupariti
Burretiodendron
Byttneria
Callirhoe
Calyculogygas
Calyptraemalva
Camptostemon
Campylanthera
Carpodiptera
Catostemma
Cavanillesia
Ceiba
Cenocentrum
Cephalohibiscus
Cephalonema
Cheirolaena
Chiranthodendron
Chiranthomontodendron
Chorisia
Christiana
Cienfuegosia
Cistanthera
Clappertonia
Codonochlamys
Coelostegia
Cola
Colona
Columbia
Commersonia
Corchoropsis
Corchorus
Corynabutilon
Cotylephora
Craigia
Cristaria
Cullenia
Decaschistia
Dendroleandria
Dendrosida
Desplatsia
Diadesma
Dicarpidium
Dicellostyles
Dictyocarpus
Dinacrusa
Diplanthemum
Diplodiscus
Diplopenta
Diplophractum
Dirhamphis
Disella
Dombeya
Duboscia
Dumreichera
Durio
Eleutherostylis
Entelea
Eremalche
Eribroma
Erinocarpus
Eriodendron
Eriolaena
Erione
Eriotheca
Erioxylum
Erythropsis
Excentrodendron
Fioria
Firmiana
Franciscodendron
Fremontodendron
Fryxellia
Fuertesimalva
Fugosia
Gaya
Gilesia
Glabraria
Glossostemon
Glyphaea
Goethalsia
Goethea
Gossypioides
Gossypium
Grewia
Guazuma
Guichenotia
Gynatrix
Gyranthera
Halconia
Hampea
Hannafordia
Harmsia
Helicteres
Helicteropsis
Heliocarpus
Helmiopsiella
Helmiopsis
Hemiultragossypium
Herissantia
Heritiera
Hermannia
Herrania
Hesperalcea
Hexagonotheca
Hibiscadelphus
Hibiscus
Hildegardia
Hochreutinera
Hoheria
Honckenya
Horsfordia
Howittia
Huberodendron
Humbertiella
Hydrogaster
Hypophyllanthus
Icosinia
Iliamna
Indagator
Jarandersonia
Julostylis
Jumelleanthus
Kavalama
Kearnemalvastrum
Keraudrenia
Kitaibelia
Kleinhovia
Kokia
Kosteletzkya
Kostermansia
Krapovickasia
Kydia
Laguna
Lagunaria
Lahia
Lasiopetalum
Lass
Lassa
Lavatera
Lawrencia
Lebretonia
Lebronnecia
Lecanophora
Leptonychia
Luederitzia
Luehea
Lueheopsis
Lysiosepalum
Macrostelia
Mahernia
Malache
Malachra
Malacothamnus
Malope
Malva
Malvalthaea
Malvastrum
Malvaviscus
Malvella
Malveopsis
Mansonia
Marconia
Matisia
Maxwellia
Megatritheca
Megistostegium
Melhania
Melochia
Meximalva
Microcos
Modanthos
Modiola
Modiolastrum
Mollia
Monteiroa
Montezuma
Mortoniodendron
Munchusia
Napaea
Nayariophyton
Neesia
Neobaclea
Neobrittonia
Neobuchia
Neogossypium
Neoregnellia
Nesogordonia
Nototriche
Notoxylinon
Ochroma
Octolobus
Olbia
Omphacarpus
Pachira
Palaua
Papuodendron
Paradombeya
Paragrewia
Paramelhania
Parita
Pariti
Paritium
Patinoa
Pavonia
Peltaea
Pentace
Pentagonocarpus
Pentapetes
Pentaplaris
Periptera
Perrierophytum
Phragmocarpidium
Phragmotheca
Phymosia
Physalastrum
Physodium
Pimia
Plagianthus
Plarodrigoa
Pleianthemum
Pochota
Pseudabutilon
Pseudobombax
Pseudocorchorus
Pseudomalachra
Pterocymbium
Pterospermum
Pterygota
Quararibea
Radyera
Rayleya
Reevesia
Rhodognaphalon
Rhynchosida
Riedlea
Robinsonella
Roifia
Rojasimalva
Ruizia
Rulingia
Rumicicarpus
Scaphium
Scaphopetalum
Schizoica
Schoutenia
Scleronema
Selenothamnus
Selera
Senra
Septotheca
Seringia
Serraea
Sesquicella
Sida
Sidalcea
Sidasodes
Sidastrum
Side
Sideria
Sparmannia
Sparrmannia
Sphaeralcea
Sphaeroma
Spirabutilon
Spirotheca
Sterculia
Tahitia
Talipariti
Tarasa
Tarrietia
Tetradia
Tetralix
Tetrasida
Theobroma
Thepparatia
Thespesia
Thomasia
Tilia
Trichosiphum
Trichospermum
Triplochiton
Triumfetta
Trochetia
Trochetiopsis
Tropidococcus
Typhalea
Uladendron
Ultragossypium
Ungeria
Urena
Urocarpidium
Vasivaea
Veeresia
Waltheria
Weldena
Wercklea
Werklea
Wilhelminia
Wissadula
Xylosterculia

Althaea officinalis
Pale flower of Althaea officinalis
Malva alcea
Malva alcea
Grewia occidentalis
Grewia occidentalis
Abutilon pictum 'Thompsonii'
Abutilon pictum ‘Thompsonii’
Abutilon megapotamicum
Abutilon megapotamicum

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