Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A taxonomic family within the order Malvales — many flowering plants.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. A natural family of herbs and shrubs and some trees, including the mallows, cotton, and okra; the mallow family.

Etymologies

Malva +‎ -aceae (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The most frequent plants are Eragrostis peruviana (Poaceae) and the endemic plants Atriplex chapinii, Thamnoseris lacerata and Cristaria insularis (Malvaceae).

    San Félix-San Ambrosio Islands temperate forests

  • Among them, the fern (Acrostichum aureum) and the Malvaceae (Hibiscus tileaceus) are the most widespread.

    Coastal Venezuelan mangroves

  • This sierra is considered a center of diversification for families such as the Malvaceae, and possibly Compositae and Malpighiaceae.

    Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt pine-oak forests

  • In the undergrowth, shrubs in the Rubiaceae and Solanaceae families are common and the herbaceous vegetation includes Cyperaceae, Poaceae, Leguminosae and Malvaceae.

    Cocos Island moist forests

  • The semi-deciduous forest is dominated by four families (Malvaceae, Sterculiaceae, Ulmaceae and Moraceae), with Celtis spp.,

    Eastern Guinean forests

  • In northern South America another mosaic, also causing chlorosis and leaf curl, has several hosts, eg other species of Manihot, some Chenopodiaceae and some Malvaceae.

    Chapter 11

  • Ceiba is in the Malvaceae, a family that also includes the baobab or boab trees of

    All Media from ABC Local

  • If I turns out I don't like okra as much now as then, that's okay, because okra is in the Mallow family, Malvaceae, and has those big white to yellow flowers that sort of look like another member of that family, Hollyhocks.

    May Dreams Gardens

  • The Sphaeralcea is part of the mallow family (Malvaceae), in which there are 40 to 60 species, including annuals, perennials and shrubs.

    Victorville Daily Press :

  • Theobroma cacao L. (Malvaceae) has already been featured on BPotD, so I'll give some additional information in the context of this specific project.

    Museum Blogs

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