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Common name

Portuguese: Malva-de-crista

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2616)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2519)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2128)

      Order: Malvales (80)

        Family: Malvaceae (61)(family description)

          Genus: Anoda (1)

            Epithet: cristata (L.) Schltdl. (3)

Synonym: Anoda hastata Cav.

cristata => comb-like, crested

hastata => spear or halberd-like (hasta, spear)

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: violet, pink

External links

Check for Anoda cristata at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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