Overview

Distribution

National Distribution

Canada

Origin: Exotic

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

United States

Origin: Exotic

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Unknown/Undetermined

Confidence: Confident

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Physical Description

Morphology

Description

Herbs perennial, usually procumbent, many branched, 20-50 cm tall, scabrous. Stipule small, ovate-lanceolate, 4-6 × 2-3 mm; petiole 3-12 cm, stellate velutinous; leaf blade reniform, rarely 5-7-lobed, 1-3 × 1-4 cm, papery, abaxially sparsely stellate puberulent, adaxially sparsely velutinous, base cordate, margin minutely denticulate, apex rounded. Flowers usually 3-4-fascicled, axillary, rarely solitary on stem. Pedicel 2-5 cm, sparsely stellate puberulent. Epicalyx lobes lanceolate, 2-5 × 1-1.5 mm, stellate puberulent. Calyx campanulate, 5-6 mm, stellate puberulent, 5-lobed, lobes triangularly acuminate. Corolla white to pinkish, 10-12 mm in diam.; petals obcordate, 9-15 × 3-5 mm, apex notched; claw bearded. Filament tube stellate puberulent. Style branches 13-15. Fruit flat globose, 5-6 mm in diam.; mericarps 12-15, abaxially smooth, angles rounded, puberulent. Seeds reniform, ca. 1 mm in diam., reticulate or not. Fl. summer.
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Diagnostic Description

Synonym

Malva lignescens Iljin; M. rotundifolia Linnaeus, nom. utique rej.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat & Distribution

Grassy slopes, open areas. Anhui, Gansu, Guizhou, Hebei, Henan, Jiangsu, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, Xinjiang, Xizang, Yunnan [Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan; Asia, Europe].
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Malva rotundifolia

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 3
Specimens with Barcodes: 3
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

Canada

Rounded National Status Rank: NNA - Not Applicable

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: NNA - Not Applicable

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: GNR - Not Yet Ranked

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Names and Taxonomy

Taxonomy

Comments: Considered exotic in North America (23 Mar 94). The name Malva pusilla has been misapplied to M. rotundifolia (i.e., Kartesz (1994) places M. pusilla auct. non Sm. in synonymy of M. rotundifolia).

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