Malvastrum corchorifolium (Desr.) Britton ex Small, 1913.

Verloove, Filip, 2021, New records in vascular plants alien to Tenerife (Spain, Canary Islands), Biodiversity Data Journal 9, pp. 62878-62878: 62878

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scientific name

Malvastrum corchorifolium (Desr.) Britton ex Small, 1913.
status

 

Malvastrum corchorifolium (Desr.) Britton ex Small, 1913.  

Malvastrum corchorifolium   Fl. Miami 119. 1913.

Distribution

TENERIFE: Granadilla de Abona, El Médano, beach, barranco de los Calderones, from sewage sludge, a single individual, 14.11.2016, F. Verloove 12680 (BR, LPA). https://observation.org/observation/205286307/

Notes

This species is native to Mexico, the West Indies, Central America and Florida in the U.S.A. It is weedy and often encountered elsewhere in the subtropics, for instance, in Africa (Ghana), but also in the Canary Islands. In La Palma, it was reported for the first time by Santos Guerra et al. (2013), whereas Kunkel (1968) already reported it from San Lorenzo in Gran Canaria a long time ago. The latter occurrence was apparently overlooked by Acebes Ginovés et al. (2010).

The Malvastrum   weed, usually seen in the Canary Islands, for instance, in Gran Canaria where it is relatively frequent and much increasing lately, is M. coromandelianum   (L.) Garcke. None of these two species has been reported before from Tenerife. In El Médano, a single individual of M. corchorifolium   was observed in November 2016. The plant grew on the beach in a cumulation area of sewage sludge, along with tomatoes and other plants that germinated from the sewage water. It was no longer seen in the intervening years.

In general appearance Malvastrum corchorifolium   resembles M. coromandelianum   a lot (it probably is a hybrid of it). However, its mature carpels are muticous or have at most a blunt apical protuberance less than 0.2 mm long, whereas in the latter, mericarps are clearly aristate.

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Angiospermae

Class

Dicotyledoneae

Order

Malvales

Family

Malvaceae

Genus

Malvastrum

Loc

Malvastrum corchorifolium (Desr.) Britton ex Small, 1913.

Verloove, Filip 2021
2021
Loc

Malvastrum corchorifolium

Britton ex Small 1913
1913