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Taxon: Malvaviscus arboreus Cav.

Genus: Malvaviscus
Family: Malvaceae subfamily: Malvoideae tribe: Hibisceae
Nomen number: 105659
Place of publication: Diss. 3:131, t. 48, fig. 1. 1787
Name verified on: 12-May-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 15-May-2012
No species priority site assigned.
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • Drummond's wax-mallow   (Source: Native Pl Database []) – English   [Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii]
  • Texas-mallow   (Source: Native Pl Database []) – English   [Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii]
  • Turk's-cap   (Source: Native Pl Database []) – English   [Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii]
  • Turk's-cap   (Source: Native Pl Database []) – English
  • wax-mallow   (Source: Zander Ency ) – English   [Malvaviscus arboreus var. arboreus]
  • gewöhnliche Beerenmalve   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German   [Malvaviscus arboreus var. arboreus]
  • mexikanische Beerenmalve   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German   [Malvaviscus arboreus var. arboreus]
  • flor de santos   (Source: F NGalicia ) – Spanish
  • manzanillo   (Source: F NGalicia ) – Spanish
  • monacillo   (Source: F NGalicia ) – Spanish
  • obelisco de la sierra   (Source: F NGalicia ) – Spanish
  • tripa de buey   (Source: F NGalicia ) – Spanish
  • tulipancillo   (Source: F NGalicia ) – Spanish
  • bärmalva   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

    Northern Mexico: Mexico - Durango, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Tamaulipas
    Southern Mexico: Mexico - Aguascalientes, Campeche, Chiapas, Colima, Federal District, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico, Michoacan, Morelos, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Puebla, Quintana Roo, Tlaxcala, Veracruz, Yucatan
    Caribbean: Bahamas; Cuba; Jamaica; Trinidad and Tobago - Trinidad; Virgin Islands (U.S.) - St. Thomas
    Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    Western South America: Colombia [n.]

  • widely cultivated




Check other web resources for Malvaviscus arboreus Cav.:

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 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.


  • Check for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

Abbreviations & symbols in GRIN Taxonomy

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (10 October 2015)

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