Lavatera

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Lavatera' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/lavatera/). Accessed 2020-07-07.

Family

  • Malvaceae

Glossary

involucre
A ring of bracts surrounding an inflorescence.
axillary
Situated in an axil.
bud
Immature shoot protected by scales that develops into leaves and/or flowers.
epicalyx
Whorl of sepal-like organs just outside the true calyx.
indigenous
Native to an area; not introduced.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Lavatera' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/lavatera/). Accessed 2020-07-07.

A genus of about twenty-five species of herbs and soft-wooded shrubs natives mainly of Europe, W. Asia, and the Canary Islands, but one species is indigenous in California. Leaves lobed or angled. Flowers axillary, solitary, in pairs or in clusters. Involucre (epicalyx) present, with two or three segments united at the base, at least in the bud-stage (free in Malva). Fruits splitting into numerous segments (mericarps), each containing one seed.

The genus is named in honour of the brothers Lavater, naturalists of Zürich.

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