Alcea L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 687 (1753)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is E. Central Europe to E. Medit. and Central Asia. It grows primarily in the temperate biome.

Distribution

Native to:

Afghanistan, Albania, Altay, Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, Egypt, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Kriti, Krym, Lebanon-Syria, North Caucasus, Pakistan, Palestine, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Sinai, South European Russi, Tadzhikistan, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Xinjiang, Yugoslavia

Introduced into:

Alabama, Algeria, Argentina Northwest, Arizona, Assam, Azores, Bangladesh, California, Canary Is., Central European Rus, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colorado, Connecticut, Cuba, Delaware, District of Columbia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Guatemala, Haiti, Idaho, Illinois, India, Indiana, Iowa, Italy, Juan Fernández Is., Kansas, Kentucky, Korea, Laos, Leeward Is., Libya, Madeira, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Morocco, Nebraska, Nepal, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, New Zealand South, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oman, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Québec, Rhode I., South Dakota, Spain, Switzerland, Tennessee, Texas, Tibet, Trinidad-Tobago, Tunisia, Utah, Venezuela, Vermont, Vietnam, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Windward Is., Wisconsin, Wyoming

Accepted Species

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Sources

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0