Category Archives: Malvaceae

Orange pustules 2

Most fungi prefer warm and moist conditions so it’s not surprising that fungal pathogens are harder to find on plants in winter. A pathogen that is common on campus at the moment is Puccinia malvacearum, the Hollyhock Rust. This occurs … Continue reading

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This family is¬†represented on campus by species from two very contrasting genera. The first is Malva,¬†represented on campus by the Musk Mallow (Malva moschata) and the Common Mallow (Malva sylvestris). Both these plants are perennial herbs around¬†45-90 cm tall with … Continue reading

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