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Thespesia acutiloba

Thespesia acutiloba, lemon yellow hibiscus-like flowers in late summer. (Photo Geoff Nichols)
Common names: small-leaved portia tree, wild tulip tree, small-leaved tulip tree (Eng.); kleinblaarportiaboom, kleinblaartulpboom, wildetulpboom (Afr.); umthombe (i
Family: Malvaceae

... Thespesia is a genus in the hibiscus family, Malvaceae, and is quite closely related to Gossypium (cotton).The Malvaceae family is made up of trees, shrubs and herbs and contains about 243 ...

02 / 01 / 2017 | Benjamin Festus | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Triumfetta sonderi

Triumfetta sonderi has attractive, bristly, hairy fruits. (Nicky van Berkel, iSpot)
Common names: Sonder’s truimfetta (Eng.); waaierbossie, maagbossie, rolbossie, spinnekopbossie, tolbossie (Afr.); mokuku (Sepedi)
Family: Malvaceae

13 / 06 / 2016 | Refilwe Maria Malatji | Pretoria NBG
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Sterculia alexandri

Sterculia alexandri
Common names: Cape star-chestnut (Eng.); Kaapsesterkastaiing (Afr.)
Family: Malvaceae

30 / 11 / 2015 | Ernst van Jaarsveld | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Triumfetta annua

Triumfetta annua. Photo: Geoff Nichols
Common names: bur weed, lesser cockle bur, annual triumfetta (Eng.); klitsbossie (Afr.); umhlabangubo (isiXhosa)
Family: Malvaceae

... epithet annua . Triumfetta belongs to the family Malvaceae, the hibiscus or mallow family, in the order Malvales, and the genus ...

23 / 11 / 2015 | Nonkululo Phephu | National Herbarium Pretoria
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Dombeya cymosa

Flowers of Dombeya cymosa. Photo Geoff Nichols
Common names: small-flowered dombeya, smooth wild pear, Natal dombeya, Natal wild pear, hairless dombeya (Eng.); gladdeblompeer, Nataldrolpeer, gladdedrolpeer (Afr.
Family: Malvaceae

... and is currently included in the expanded mallow family, Malvaceae, according to the APG II. The genus Dombeya was named after ...

27 / 04 / 2015 | Nonkululo Phephu | National Herbarium Pretoria
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Pavonia praemorsa

Flowers
Common names: yellow mallow
Family: Malvaceae

... to the Eastern Cape. Like all members of the Malvaceae family, the flowers are only open for a few hours in bright sunlight ... are generally widespread, but rare in the Western Cape. Malvaceae has ± 90 genera and ± 2 000 species worldwide; in southern Africa ...

06 / 04 / 2015 | Cherise Viljoen | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Cola greenwayi

Cola greewayi ©Geoff Nichols
Common names: hairy cola (Eng.); harige kola (Afr.); iNthandoti (Zulu)
Family: Malvaceae

20 / 01 / 2014 | Nonkululo Phephu | National Herbarium Pretoria
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Hibiscus tiliaceus

Hibiscus tiliaceus flower Image Geoff Nichols
Common names: wild cotton tree, coast hibiscus, lagoon hibiscus, tree hibiscus (Eng.); wildekatoenboom, kusvuurblom (Afr.)
Family: Malvaceae

... grown in humid subtropical districts. The Malvaceae family sometimes includes three other families: Tiliaceae, ... and Sterculiaceae. A useful field characteristic of Malvaceae is the frequent presence of star-shaped hairs that often impart a ...

22 / 04 / 2013 | Nonkululo Phephu | National Herbarium Pretoria
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Sparrmannia africana

Flowers
Common names: Cape stock rose, wild stock rose, African hemp, Cape hollyhock (Eng.); Kaapse stokroos, wildestokroos (Afr.)
Family: Malvaceae

... africana meaning of or from Africa in Latin. The Malvaceae is a family of about 243 genera and 4225 species, with 31 genera and ... Kapok & Baobab family), Sterculiaceae (Sterculia family) and Malvaceae are all regarded as part of a single family, Malvaceae. ...

08 / 04 / 2013 | Alice Notten | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Grewia robusta

Flowers and fruits of Grewia robusta
Common names: Karoo crossberry, Karoo crossberry raisin (Eng.); karookruisbessie (Afr); umnqabaza (Xhosa).
Family: Malvaceae

24 / 12 / 2012 | M.S. Mothogoane | National Herbarium Pretoria
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Grewia monticola

Fruits of Grewia monticola
Common names: grey raisin, silver raisin (Eng.); vaalrosyntjie (Afr.); umsiphane (Swazi); nsihana (Tsonga); mogwanakg & ocirc;mo, mogwana (Tswana); umlalampunzi, is
Family: Malvaceae

26 / 11 / 2012 | M.S. Mothogoane | National Herbarium Pretoria
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Grewia flavescens

Grewia flavescens
Common names: sandpaper raisin, rough-leaved raisinbush, square-stemmed raisin (Eng.); skurweblaarrosyntjie (Afr.); mogwane (N. Sotho); loklolo (Swazi); nsihana, nc
Family: Malvaceae

05 / 11 / 2012 | M.S. Mothogoane | National Herbarium Pretoria
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Grewia bicolor

Grewia bicolor leaf and flower.  Image Geoff Nichols
Common names: white raisin (Eng.); witrosyntjie (Afr.); umsiphane (Swazi); nsihana, guguna, nsihani (Tsonga); mogwane (Tswana); murabva (Venda); umlalampunzi, imdli
Family: Malvaceae

10 / 09 / 2012 | M.S. Mothogoane | National Herbarium Pretoria
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Grewia hexamita

Grewia hexamita.  Copyright Geoff Nichols
Common names: giant raisin (Eng.); reuserosyntjie, blinkblaarrosyntjie (Afr.); umsiphane (Swazi); nsihana, guguna, nsihani, sipane (Tsonga); mukunukunu (Venda); uml
Family: Malvaceae

20 / 08 / 2012 | M.S. Mothogoane | National Herbarium Pretoria
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Anisodontea scabrosa

Anisodontea scabrosa flower and foliage
Common names: rough-leaf African mallow, sand rose, pink mallow, hairy mallow (Eng.); sandroos, pienk-kiesieblaar, harigemalva (Afr.)
Family: Malvaceae

... the touch, as felt in the harshly hairy leaves. The family Malvaceae has many important commercial agricultural crops including cotton ( ...

02 / 05 / 2011 | N Stoll | Millennium Seedbank Project
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Sterculia rogersii

Sterculia rogersii flowers
Common names: star-chestnut (Eng.); sterkastaiing (Afr.); mokgwakgwatha (NS); samani, nsolodza (Ts)
Family: Malvaceae

21 / 03 / 2011 | Lou-nita LeRoux | Lowveld NBG
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Hibiscus pedunculatus

Hibiscus pedunculatus flower
Common names: pink mallow, forest pink hibiscus (Eng.); wildestokroos, pienk hibiskus (Afr.); indola ebomvu (Zulu)
Family: Malvaceae

... 90-100 % will occur in 2-3 weeks. The family name, Malvaceae , is derived from malva,  the Latin name for marsh-mallow. ... species exhibits. The genus Hibiscus belongs to the Malvaceae family which consists of more than 2000 species, and includes members ...

12 / 07 / 2010 | Cherise Viljoen | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Hermannia grandiflora

Hermannia grandiflora flowers
Common names: desert rose (Eng.); klokkiebos, heuningbossie, ouma-se-kappie (Afr.)
Family: Malvaceae

05 / 10 / 2009 | Adam Harrower | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Hibiscus praeteritus

Hibiscus praeteritus
Common names: None
Family: Malvaceae

20 / 07 / 2009 | Roger Oliver | Pretoria NBG
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Hermannia nana

Hermannia nana
Common names: windmill doll's rose (Eng.); windpomp poprosie (Afr.)
Family: Malvaceae

20 / 04 / 2009 | Adam Harrower | Kirstenbosch NBG
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