Bol. Soc. Bot. México 35: 25, fig. 1. 1975

Common names: Bates’s mallow
Conservation concern
Etymology: For David M. Bates, b. 1935 American botanist, and Latin malva, mallow
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 6. Treatment on page 238. Mentioned on page 217.
Shrubs [herbs]. Stems usually erect, hairy, not viscid. Leaves: stipules persistent, filiform, sometimes absent; blade ovate to ovate-lanceolate, not dissected or parted, base cordate, margins coarsely crenate. Inflorescences axillary, solitary flowers or 2–4-flowered clusters; involucel absent. Flowers: calyx not accrescent, not inflated, ca. 1/2-divided, shorter than mature fruit, lobes unribbed, lanceolate to ovate; corolla blue-violet [bluish lavender, white, or yellow]; staminal column included; style 8–10[–16]-branched; stigmas capitate. Fruits schizocarps, erect or semipendent, inflated, disciform, prominently lobed, papery, minutely tomentose; mericarps 8–10[–16], 2-celled, without dorsal spur, apex rounded, proximal cell indehiscent, enclosing 1 seed (each seed covered by endoglossum), distal cell dehiscent, empty (by ovule abortion), unwinged. Seeds 1 per mericarp, subglabrous to sparsely hairy. x = 16.


Tex., n Mexico, n South America (w Venezuela).


Species 5 (1 in the flora).

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Facts about "Batesimalva"
AuthorPaul A. Fryxell† + and Steven R. Hill +
AuthorityFryxell +
Common nameBates’s mallow +
DistributionTex. +, n Mexico + and n South America (w Venezuela). +
EtymologyFor David M. Bates, b. 1935 American botanist, and Latin malva, mallow +
Illustration copyrightFlora of North America Association +
IllustratorLinny Heagy +
Publication titleBol. Soc. Bot. México +
Publication year1975 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xml grained fna xml/V6/V6 426.xml +
Special statusConservation concern +
SynonymsMallow +
Taxon familyMalvaceae +
Taxon nameBatesimalva +
Taxon parentMalvaceae subfam. Malvoideae +
Taxon rankgenus +
VolumeVolume 6 +