Malvaceous

Malvaceous

(Science: botany) Pertaining to, or resembling, a natural order of plants (Malvaceae), of which the mallow is the type. The cotton plant, hollyhock, and abutilon are of this order, and the baobab and the silk-cotton trees are now referred to it.

Origin: L. Malvaceus, from malva mallows. See Mallow.


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



This page was last modified on 3 October 2005, at 21:16. This page has been accessed 1,362 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link