1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Wissadula Medik.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Asia-Tropical, Africa, Southern America, Northern America and Asia-Temperate..

    [FZ]

    Malvaceae, A. W. Exell. Flora Zambesiaca 1:2. 1961

    Habit
    Small erect shrubs or suffrutices.
    Leaves
    Leaves usually cordate at the base, acuminate, petiolate, entire or denticulate; stipules setaceous.
    Flowers
    Flowers orange, yellow or cream, in a lax panicle.
    Epicalyx
    Epicalyx absent.
    Calyx
    Calyx 5-cleft, stellate-hairy, shallowly saucer-shaped; the lobes longer than the tube, deltoid-ovate.
    Corolla
    Petals obovate or obovate-spathulate.
    Stamens
    Staminal tube very short, ventricose; free parts of filaments numerous, slender, elongate, linear.
    Pistil
    Ovary of 3–5, (1) 2–3-ovulate, free carpels; style short, with 3–5 long terete branches; stigmas capitate.
    Fruits
    Fruit of 3–5 free mericarps transversely divided by an internal false dissepiment formed by an oblique constriction of the lateral walls, beaked, pubescent, and ultimately septicidal, the anterior portion sometimes also loculicidal.
    Seeds
    Seeds 1–3 per mericarp, subglobose-reniform, pubescent; cotyledons lying one within the other, forming a deeply concave structure.
    [FTEA]

    Malvaceae, Bernard Verdcourt & Geoffrey Mwachala. Pavonia, B Verdcourt; Kosteletzkya, OJ Blanchard Jr.; Gossypium, P Fryxell & B Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2009

    Habit
    Perennial herbs or shrubs with stellate indumentum
    Leaves
    Leaves usually unlobed, acuminate at the apex, usually cordate at base; stipules setaceous
    Flowers
    Flowers in lax terminal panicles
    Epicalyx
    Epicalyx absent
    Calyx
    Calyx shallow, 5-lobed
    Corolla
    Corolla orange, yellow or cream
    Ovary
    Ovary with 3–5 free 3-ovulate carpels around a central torus.
    Style
    Style-branches 3–5.
    Stigma
    Stigmas capitate
    Fruits
    Fruit of 3–5 mericarps, each transversely divided by a septum formed an oblique constriction of the lateral walls, eventually dehiscing
    Seeds
    Seeds 1–3 per mericarp, ± globose-reniform, pubescent.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Burkina, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Caprivi Strip, Cayman Is., Central African Repu, Chad, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Florida, Gabon, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Guyana, Hainan, Haiti, Honduras, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Kenya, Laos, Leeward Is., Liberia, Louisiana, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mozambique, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Texas, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad-Tobago, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Vietnam, Windward Is., Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Wissadula Medik. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Malvenfam.: 24 (1787)

    Accepted by

    • Cervantes Aceves, N. (1992). La Familia Malvaceae en el Estado de Jalisco, Mexico: 1-393. Editorial Universidad de Guadalajara.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • —F.T.A. 1: 182.
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • R.E.Fr. in Kungl. Svensk Vet. Akad., Ny Földj. 43, 4: 1 (1908).
    • Künstl. Geschlecht. Malv.-Fam.: 24 (1787).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Künstl. Geschlecht. Malv.-Fam.: 24 (1787)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0