Subordinate Taxa
Scientific Name:
Malvaviscus Fabr., Enum. 155 (1759)

Shrubs.  Lvs toothed or lobed.  Fls axillary and solitary or fascicled, or in terminal racemes or heads;  epicalyx segments 6–16, united at least in part; calyx 5-toothed;  petals ± closed.  Style branches twice as many as loculi, clavate.  Fr. of 5, indehiscent mericarps enclosed in a fleshy envelope.

[From:  Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]

Number of species in New Zealand within Malvaviscus Fabr.
Exotic: Fully Naturalised1
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Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.
Wilcox, M.; Bradshaw, C.; Cameron, E. 2004: Woody plants of the Auckland Domain. Auckland Botanical Society Journal 59(1): 44–56.