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Malvastrum americanum (Linnaeus) Torrey. American False-mallow, Malva Loca. Phen: Jan-Dec. Hab: Palm groves (TX), tropical thickets, disturbed areas. Dist: FL, e. and s. TX south through Mexico and Central America to South America; West Indies; also in the Old World tropics.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Bah, Fl4, FNA6, K1, K3, K4, Tx, WH3, WI; > Malvastrum americanum (L.) Torr. – S13; > Malvastrum spicatum (L.) A.Gray – S13; >< Malvastrum spicatum (L.) A.Gray – S, misapplied

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