Chinese Mallow, cluster mallow;
 
Tall annual or biennial herb reaching 2.5 m; leaves orbicular, up to 25 cm long and as broad, usually 5-lobed; stipules lanceolate 5 mm long; petiole up to 25 cm long; flowers many, on almost invisible pedicels; epicalyx segments linear or linear-lanceolate, 3-6 mm long; calyx 5-6 mm long, enlarged in fruit; petals pinkish, 7-9 mm long, slightly notched; fruit enclosed in calyx, 5-7 mm across, mericarps 10-12, glabrous. 
 
Grown as vegetable (Sonchal, sotsul).   
   var. rafiqii S. Abedin (India: Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh; Pakistan and China)
   var. verticillata (India: Cultivated, occasionally running wild as an escape in Tamil Nadu (Nilgirls); Asia, Europe, Egypt and S. Africa)
 


I saw this plant at a height of around 2500 mtrs. The plant was about two feet in height. The leaves were shallowly lobed with long petiole
and was about 6 inches in length and about same in length. The flowers were about 0.7mm across.

To me the plant seemed to be like that belonging to Malvaceae but i could be wrong. Please help in identification

Perhaps Malva verticillata


 
Malva verticillata Linn., Sp.Pl. 689. 1753

Common names: Whorled mallow, curly mallow
Tall annual or biennial herb reaching 2.5 m; leaves orbicular, up to 25 cm long and as broad, usually 5-lobed; stipules lanceolate 5 mm long; petiole up to 25 cm long; flowers many, on almost invisible pedicels; epicalyx
segments linear or linear-lanceolate, 3-6 mm long; calyx 5-6 mm long, enlarged in fruit; petals pinkish, 7-9 mm long, slightly notched; fruit enclosed in calyx, 5-7 mm across, mericarps 10-12, glabrous.
Photographed from Baramulla, Kashmir, grown as vegetable (Sonchal, sotsul)
Often cultivated as vegetable 


 

Malvaceae Week: Malva verticillata from Baramulla, Kashmir: Malva verticillata Linn., Sp.Pl. 689. 1753
Common names: Whorled mallow, curly mallow
Tall annual or biennial herb reaching 2.5 m; leaves orbicular, up to 25 cm long and as broad, usually 5-lobed; stipules lanceolate 5 mm long; petiole up to 25 cm long; flowers many, on almost invisible pedicels; epicalyx
segments linear or linear-lanceolate, 3-6 mm long; calyx 5-6 mm long, enlarged in fruit; petals pinkish, 7-9 mm long, slightly notched; fruit enclosed in calyx, 5-7 mm across, mericarps 10-12, glabrous.
Photographed from Baramulla, Kashmir, grown as vegetable (Sonchal, sotsul)
Often cultivated as vegetable 


  

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VoF Week: Malva verticillata from the way to Ghangriya near Jangalchatti:  

Malva verticillata from the way to Ghangriya near Jangalchatti
Pls validate

This Malva was seen near Gobind Ghat during our valley of flowers tour..
Is this Malva verticillata ?


efi page on Malva verticillata 


Yes, I will also go with Malva verticillata L. as per images herein.



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Malva sp. ABAUG2016/31 : 4 posts by 2 authors. 3 images.

I found this growing next to a chai shop on my way back from Triund. I suspected it to be cultivated but the owner at the shop had no idea about it. It seems to me to be a Malva species. Please advise.

Malva sp.
Triund-Mcleodganj, HP
2410m
07 August 2016.


Malva species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available on net) 


I think close with Malva verticillata L. as per images herein.


 

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Malvaceae week :: Malva sylvestris (RD_04)Malva sylvestris L.
A biennial  erect herb. Leaves alternate. Corolla purplish white.
Photographed at Assam 


I think it should be M. verticillata not M. sylvestris.


Thank you so much for correcting me  


 

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Malva verticillata L from Assam KD 01 Jan, 2015 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7) 

Attached images are Malva verticillata L. 
Date :10.01.2015
Location: Assam
Family : Malvaceae
Genus & species : Malva verticillata L 
Vern Name : Laffa (Assamese)
Habitat: cultivated for vegetable
Habit :Herb  


really appreciate the habitat pictures


 

 

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Attached images are Malva verticillata L from Assam.

 

 
 
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