Family  Malvaceae Juss., nom. cons.

Family number: 688    Last Updated: 17-Jan-2017
Alternate name:
Number of accepted genera: 273
Type genus: Malva L.
Comments: dicot family

Complete list of genera


  1. Bayer, C. et al. 1999. Support for an expanded family concept of Malvaceae within a recircumscribed order Malvales: a combined analysis of plastid atpB and rbcL DNA sequences. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 129:267-303.

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  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL:
Accessed 4 July 2020.