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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