1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Waltheria L.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Laos, Africa, Hawaii, Southern America and Northern America..

    [FTEA]

    Sterculiaceae, Martin Cheek & Laurence Dorr; Nesogordonia, Laurence Dorr, Lisa Barnett. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2007

    Habit
    Shrubs or subshrubs, rarely herbs, pubescent with stellate and/or simple hairs
    Leaves
    Leaves simple, crenate-dentate or serrate, palmately 3–5-nerved from the base; petiolate or subsessile; stipulate, stipules usually caducous
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences axillary or pseudo-terminal cymose clusters, sometimes heads of flowers racemosely or paniculately disposed; bracts small, deciduous
    Flowers
    Flowers bisexual, distylous or homostylous, sessile
    Calyx
    Calyx 5-lobed, persistent
    Corolla
    Petals 5, flattened throughout (not cucullate), without appendages, unguiculate, adnate to the base of the staminal tube, marcescent
    Stamens
    Stamens 5, antipetalous, filaments united at the base into a staminal tube; anthers di-thecate, thecae parallel; staminodia absent
    Ovary
    Ovary syncarpous, 1-celled, sessile (stipitate in teratological flowers); ovules 2, superposed, anatropous, bitegmic; style solitary, excentric, stigma clavate or plumose
    Fruits
    Capsule 2-valved, 1(–2)-seeded, loculicidal or operculate, surrounded by the persistent calyx and marcescent corolla.
    Seeds
    Seed small, ascending, endospermous; embryo straight, flat, cotyledons reniform, suborbicular or oblong, cordate, usually chlorophyllous.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Arizona, Bahamas, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Burkina, Cayman Is., Central American Pac, Chile North, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Florida, French Guiana, Galápagos, Gambia, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Hawaii, Honduras, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Laos, Leeward Is., Liberia, Mexican Pacific Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Suriname, Texas, Trinidad-Tobago, Turks-Caicos Is., Uruguay, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Windward Is.

    Introduced into:

    Alabama, Angola, Ascension, Bangladesh, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Central African Repu, Chad, Chagos Archipelago, China South-Central, China Southeast, Congo, Cook Is., Easter Is., Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Ghana, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hainan, India, Kazan-retto, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Réunion, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Socotra, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Togo, Tonga, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Waltheria L. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Sp. Pl.: 673 (1753)

    Accepted by

    • Rondón, J.B. (2008). Revisión taxonómica del gênero Walteria L. (Sterculiaceae) en Venezuela Ernstia 18: 7-36.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • —F.T.A. 1: 235.
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Gen. Pl. ed. 5: 304 (1754).
    • Sp. Pl. 2: 673 (1753)
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Fam. Gen. Vasc. Pls. 5: 242 (2003)
    • Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 304 (1754);
    • Sp. Pl. 673 (1753)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. 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 2019. 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