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Malva neglecta

Malva neglecta (*)

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids II
Ordo: Malvales

Familia: Malvaceae
Subfamilia: Malvoideae
Tribus: Malveae
Genus: Malva
Sectio: M. sect. Malva
Species: Malva neglecta
Name

Malva neglecta Wallr.
References

Sylloge Plantarum Novarum Itemque Minus Cognitarum a Praestantissimis Botanicis adhuc Viventibus Collecta et a Societate Regia Botanica Ratisbonensi Edita. Ratisbonae [Regensburg] 1:140. 1824
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Malva neglecta in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 07-Oct-06.

Vernacular names
العربية: خبازة مهملة
Boarisch: Kaspappele
kaszëbsczi: Kukuczczi chléb
čeština: sléz přehlížený
Cymraeg: Corhocysen
dansk: Rundbladet Katost
Deutsch: Weg-Malve, Wegmalve
English: common mallow
español: malva enana, alboeza, galletas, malva, malva baja del campo, malva blanca, malva bojica, malva común, malva corriente, malva de hoja redonda, malva menuda, malva menuda y bajica, malva rastrera, malva redonda, malva vulgar de flor pequeña, malvilla, marva, panecicos, rosquillas
suomi: Katinjuustomalva
hornjoserbsce: Drobny šlěz, Sydrješki, Drobny šlez
magyar: Papsajtmályva
한국어: 난쟁이아욱
lietuvių: Paprastoji dedešva
മലയാളം: കാട്ടുപരത്തി, വൃശ്ചികപ്പൂവ്, കാട്ടുപൂവരശ്, Common Mallow
Nederlands: Klein Kaasjeskruid
polski: Ślaz zaniedbany
русский: Мальва незамеченная, Просвирник пренебрежённый
slovenčina: slez nebadaný
svenska: Skär kattost
Türkçe: Küçük ebegümeci
українська: Калачики непомітні, Калачики непомічені
中文: 圆叶锦葵

Malva neglecta is an annual growing to 0.6 m (2 ft). It is known as common mallow in the United States and also as buttonweed, cheeseplant, cheeseweed, dwarf mallow and roundleaf mallow.[2] This plant is often consumed as a food, with its leaves, stalks and seed all being considered edible.[3][4][5] This is especially true of the seeds, which contain 21% protein and 15.2% fat.[6]

Distribution

Native
Palearctic:

Macaronesia: Canary Islands
Northern Africa: Algeria, Morocco
Arabian Peninsula: Saudi Arabia
Western Asia: Afghanistan, Cyprus, Sinai, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestinian Territories, Syria, Turkey
Caucasus: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia
Soviet Middle Asia: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Mongolia: Mongolia
China: Xinjiang
Indian Subcontinent: India, Pakistan
Northern Europe: Denmark, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom
Middle Europe: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland
Southeastern Europe: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Montenegro, Skopje, Sardinia, Serbia, Slovenia, Romania,
Southwestern Europe: France, Portugal, Spain

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Uses

Leaves can be chewed medicinally for sore throats and, while fibrous, can be eaten raw or cooked. The young seeds can be eaten raw or cooked, and when mature can be cooked like rice or mixed with ancient grains.[7]
References

"Malva neglecta". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 20 April 2017.
"Malva neglecta". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 9 May 2008.
Facciola S. Cornucopia – A Source Book of Edible Plants. Vista, Ca. Kampong Publications, 1990. 677 p.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdGAUejE8BM&feature=channel_page
"Malva neglecta Dwarf Mallow, Common mallow PFAF Plant Database".
Duke JA. CRC Handbook of Proximate Analysis Tables of Higher Plants. Boca Raton, Fl. CRC Press, 1986. 389 p.
Nyerges, Christopher (2017). Foraging Washington: Finding, Identifying, and Preparing Edible Wild Foods. Guilford, CT: Falcon Guides. ISBN 978-1-4930-2534-3. OCLC 965922681.

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