Malvastrum coromandelianum

Malvastrum coromandelianum

(Spiked Malvastrum)

FAMILY

Malvaceae

Species

Malvastrum coromandelianum

Common name(s)

Spiked Malvastrum

Flower colour; life form

Flowers yellow; shrub to 1 m tall

Distinguishing features

Leaves with ovate to oblong blades, margins serrated and may have shallow lobes to 5 x 3 cm. Flowers clustered in the leaf axils to 1.5 cm diameter. Petals yellow to 8 mm long; fruit a capsule of 10-14 segments, each with 2 small awns.

Malvastrum coromandelianum