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Malvaceae Gallery - the Mallow family

The Mallow family comprises more than 4000 species and includes many popular ornamentals as well as several crops of economic importance - cotton, cocoa and its derivative chocolate to name just a couple. Also in this family are the stately Lime trees that line avenues and are planted in parks and large gardens.

These thumbnail pictures have links to larger photographs and information about each of the species, their habitat needs and an identification guide.

We have used the scientific names to identify species in this table, but if you prefer to use common names we have also listed all species covered on the First Nature website in alphabetical order of Common Names...

There is also the option to see all species listed in order of Scientific Names or Botanical Families or Dominant Colour.

Introduction to wild flower families...

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