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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Medit. to Central Asia.
Alcea rosea

Native to:

Afghanistan, Albania, Altay, Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, East Aegean Is., Egypt, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Kriti, Krym, Lebanon-Syria, North Caucasus, Pakistan, Palestine, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Sinai, South European Russi, Tadzhikistan, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, West Himalaya, Xinjiang, Yugoslavia

Introduced into:

Alabama, Algeria, Argentina Northwest, Arizona, Assam, Azores, Bangladesh, California, Canary Is., Central European Rus, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colorado, Connecticut, Cuba, Delaware, District of Columbia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Guatemala, Haiti, Idaho, Illinois, India, Indiana, Iowa, Juan Fernández Is., Kansas, Kentucky, Korea, Laos, Leeward Is., Libya, Madeira, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Morocco, Nebraska, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, New Zealand South, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oman, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Québec, Rhode I., South Dakota, Spain, Switzerland, Tennessee, Texas, Tibet, Trinidad-Tobago, Tunisia, Utah, Venezuela, Vermont, Vietnam, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Windward Is., Wisconsin, Wyoming

Alcea L. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Sp. Pl.: 687 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0