Calflora
Taxon  Report   11818    
Malva pseudolavatera  Webb. & Berthel.
Cretan mallow
Malva pseudolavatera
© 2007 Neal Kramer
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Malva pseudolavatera
© 2006 Vince Scheidt
Malva pseudolavatera
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Malva pseudolavatera, a dicot, is a shrub that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Malva pseudolavatera
© 2014 Steve Matson
Family: MALVACEAE  
Genus: Malva
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Lavatera cretica
ICPN: Malva linnaei
More information about  Malva pseudolavatera
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 19, 2018).