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 Russia, 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 Russia, 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, Mexico Northwest, 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 Himalaya, West Virginia, Windward Is., Wisconsin, Wyoming

Accepted Species

Classification

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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:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jul 18, 1966 Guest, E.R. [4019] Iraq K000190007 Type Yes
Jan 1, 1963 Bornmüller, J. [4220] Turkey K000659226 Type Yes
Jun 2, 1901 Sintenis, P. [1882] Armenia K000659211 Unknown Type Material Yes

Sources

  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 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 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0