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Malvaceae - Malva alcea

Observed: 10th February 2013 By: fransjemanfransjeman’s reputation in Plantsfransjeman’s reputation in Plantsfransjeman’s reputation in Plantsfransjeman’s reputation in Plants
Malvaceae - Malva alcea 1 (640x430)
Malvaceae - Malva alcea 2 (430x640)
Malvaceae - Malva alcea 3 (640x584)
Description:

South Spain. 200 m heigh, 30 km from coast
size: about 1 meter

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Lavatera cretica interacts

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lavateraguy's picture

It is not Malva alcea ...

... which has dissected upper leaves and white or pink flowers without prominent veining. It is clearly a member of Malva section Malva, and the pink flowers with three dark veins and the relatively angular leaves make it Malva pseudolavatera (aka Lavatera cretica).