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SOLVED: AFRICAN MALUA ???

Chariton, IA(Zone 5b)

Does anyone know what this is or maybe have a picture of it. A friend asked me about it in an email and I can't find a picture of it at all. I'm wondering if she had the spelling correct. Anything close in name?

Thanks

Yes Malva is very close to it, Malva sylvestris is found in North Africa so maybe it's that.

If the seeds are brown and disc shaped then it is almost certainly of the Malva family.

I'd also like to add that Malua may have been an old spelling of it.

This message was edited Monday, Jun 24th 3:33 PM

Chariton, IA(Zone 5b)

Thanks Baa, I'm going to send her a picture of Malva and see if this is what she is talking about. Following is what she asked me and said about it. Does that sound like Malva to you? I don't know what she means by shaping it. Maybe as a standard?

FORGOT TO ASK YOU IF YOU HAVE THE PLANTS AFRICAN MALUA - IT IS A LITTLE
PINK FLOWER AND IT GROWS TALL AND YOU CAN SHAPE IN ANYWAY YOU WANT EVEN
LIKE A TREE.

Nope but if it can be trained then something in the Malvaceae family like Lavatera? except for the small flowers.

Or this
http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&lr=&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=Anisodontea

Both links are of a Malvaceae shrub from South Africa called Anisodontea.

Chariton, IA(Zone 5b)

Thanks. Those are cool pictures. I'm going to send her the links and see if she sees something like she is talking about. I have a feeling that whatever it is, I'll be getting one at the end of them month when they come to visit. Thanks for your help.

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