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This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Turkey to Sinai and W. & S. Iran.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Iran, Iraq, Lebanon-Syria, Palestine, Sinai, Turkey

Alcea rufescens (Boiss.) Boiss. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Kotschy, C.G.T. [218], Syria K000659233 syntype

First published in Fl. Orient. 1: 828 (1867)

Accepted by

  • Riedl, I. (1976). Flora Iranica 120: 1-86. Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, Graz.

Not accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne. [Cited as Alcea striata subsp. rufescens.]
  • Uzunhisarcikli, N.E. & Vural, M. (2012). The taxonomic revision of Alcea and Althaea (Malvaceae) in Turkey Turkish Journal of Botany 36: 603-636. [Cited as Alcea striata subsp. rufescens.]

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Boulos, L. (2000). Flora of Egypt 2: 1-352. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • Riedl, I. (1976). Flora Iranica 120: 1-86. Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, Graz.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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 2021. 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