Althaea officinalis, illustration.
The Malvenartigen ( Malvales ) are an order of flowering plant ( Magnoliopsida ). Many representatives are well-known species, especially tropical crops and ornamental plants.
There are mostly woody plants, rare herbaceous plants. The flowers are usually fünfzählig. The bloom is usually divided into sepals and petals. Most many stamens are present. A discus is missing. There capsule fruits are usually formed.
The order of Malvenartigen ( Malvales ) is within the euro Siden II, the sister group of the Brassicales. It includes the following families:
- Annattogewächse ( Bixaceae ) including Cochlospermaceae and Diegodendraceae
- Rockrose ( Cistaceae )
- (Malvaceae )
- Seidelbastgewächse ( Thymelaeaceae )
- Description of order Malvales in APWebsite (English )