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Common name

English: Cornish Mallow

German: Kretische Strauchpappel

Portuguese: Lavátera-silvestre


Kingdom: Plantae (2611)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2511)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2123)

      Order: Malvales (78)

        Family: Malvaceae (60)(family description)

          Genus: Lavatera (2)

            Epithet: cretica L. (2)

cretica => from the island of Crete in the Mediterranean


Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: violet

External links

Check for Lavatera cretica at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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