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Wissadula

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Malvaceae
Tribe  Malveae
Higher classification  Mallows
Order  Malvales
Subfamily  Malvoideae
Scientific name  Wissadula
Rank  Genus
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Similar  Mallows, Herissantia, Bastardia, Robinsonella, Acaulimalva

Wissadula is a genus of flowering plants in the mallow family, Malvaceae. It contains 25 to 30 species of herbs and subshrubs that are mostly native to the neotropics, with several in tropical Asia and Africa. The name is derived from the Sinhala language.

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Selected species

  • Wissadula amplissima (L.) R.E.Fr. – Big yellow velvetleaf
  • Wissadula contracta (Link) R.E.Fr. – Contracted velvetleaf
  • Wissadula diffusa R.E.Fr.
  • Wissadula divergens (Benth.) Benth. & Hook.
  • Wissadula periplocifolia (L.) K.Presl ex Thwaites – White velvetleaf
  • Formerly placed here

  • Briquetia spicata (Kunth) Fryxell (as W. spicata (Kunth) C.Presl)
  • References

    Wissadula Wikipedia


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