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Taxon: Malva sylvestris L.

 
Genus: Malva
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Malvoideae
Tribe: Malveae
Nomen number: 23307
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:689. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 20-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 24 (12 active, 10 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

  • blue mallow  (Source: Zander Ency) - English
  • cheeses  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • common mallow  (Source: BSBI) - English
  • forest mallow  (Source: Aust Pl Common Names) - English
  • high mallow  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • tall mallow  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • mauve des bois  (Source: pers. comm.) - French
  • wilde Malve  (Source: Zander Ency) - German
  • usubeni-aoi  (Source: F Japan) - Japanese Rōmaji
  • zeni-aoi  (Source: F Japan) - Japanese Rōmaji
  • rödmalva  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish
  • dangaug  (Source: F Korea) - Transcribed Korean
  • mal'va lesnaja  (Source: Mansf Ency) - Transliterated Russian
  • prosvirnik lesnoj  (Source: Mansf Ency) - Transliterated Russian

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental; ornamental
  • Human food: vegetable; vegetable
  • Medicines: folklore; folklore; folklore
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • MACARONESIA: Portugal [Madeira Islands]
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia

    Asia-Temperate
    • WESTERN ASIA: Afghanistan, Cyprus, Egypt, [Sinai] Iran, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey
    • CAUCASUS: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russian Federation, [Dagestan] Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia [Ciscaucasia]
    • MIDDLE ASIA: Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Bhutan, India, Nepal

    Europe
    • NORTHERN EUROPE: Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom
    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland
    • EASTERN EUROPE: Russian Federation-European part, [European part] Ukraine (incl. Krym)
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece (incl. Crete), Italy (incl. Sardinia, Sicily), Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France (incl. Corsica), Portugal, Spain (incl. Baleares)


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized (natzd. elsewhere)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Ali, S. I. & S. M. H. Jafri, eds. 1976-. Flora of Libya.
  3. Bisset, N. G., ed. 1994. Herbal drugs and phytopharmaceuticals. A handbook for practice on a scientific basis CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida. Note: translation of German edition by M. Wichtl, ed.
  4. Botanical Society of the British Isles. BSBI taxon database (on-line resource).
  5. Cooper, M. R. & A. W. Johnson. 1998. Poisonous plants and fungi in Britain: animal and human poisoning
  6. Davis, P. H., ed. 1965-1988. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands.
  7. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  8. Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen
  9. Euro+Med Editorial Committee. Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource).
  10. Facciola, S. 1990. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants Kampong Publications.
  11. Feuillet, C. 1998. pers. comm. Note: re. French common names
  12. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Malva+sylvestris&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  13. Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist. 1963. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada.
  14. Greuter, W. et al., eds. 1984-. Med-Checklist.
  15. Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long. 1984-. Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim.
  16. Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6
  17. Hara, H. et al. 1978-1982. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal.
  18. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  19. Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS). Australian plant common name database (on-line resource).
  20. Iwatsuki, K. et al. 1993-. Flora of Japan.
  21. Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland.
  22. Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. 1934-1964. Flora SSSR.
  23. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  24. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  25. McVaugh, R. 1983-. Flora Novo-Galiciana.
  26. Meikle, R. D. 1977-1985. Flora of Cyprus.
  27. Mouterde, P. 1966-. Nouvelle flore du Liban et de la Syrie.
  28. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  29. Quézel, P. & S. Santa. 1962-1963. Nouvelle flore de l'Algerie.
  30. Rechinger, K. H., ed. 1963-. Flora iranica.
  31. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  32. Sharma, B. D. et al., eds. 1993-. Flora of India.
  33. Silva, L. et al. 2005. Listagem da fauna e flora terrestres dos Açores. Lista des plantas vasculares (Pteridophyta e Spermatophyta).
  34. Täckholm, V. 1974. Students' flora of Egypt, ed. 2.
  35. Townsend, C. C. & E. Guest. 1966-. Flora of Iraq.
  36. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1968. Flora europaea. 2:250.
  37. Walters, S. M. et al., eds. 1986-2000. European garden flora.
  38. Zohary, M. & N. Feinbrun-Dothan. 1966-. Flora palaestina.
  39. 2018. Mid-Atlantic invasive plant species (on-line resource)

Check other web resources for Malva sylvestris L. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Fruits: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Fruits: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=23307. Accessed 22 July 2019.