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Alcea setosa

Alcea setosa (*)

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: Alcea
Species: Alcea setosa

Alcea setosa (Boiss.) Alef.


Althaea setosa Boiss., Diagn. pl. orient. ser. 1, 8:107. 1849.


Alcea pontica Janka, Oesterr. Bot. Z. 23: 201. 1873.
Althaea pontica (Janka) Baker f., J. Bot. 28: 144. 1890.


Oesterreichische Botanische Zeitschrift. Gemeinnütziges Organ für Botanik ... 12:255. 1862
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Alcea setosa in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 07-Oct-06.

Alcea setosa, the bristly hollyhock,[2] is an ornamental plant in the family Malvaceae.

The bristly hollyhock is native to the Levant: ranging from Crete, Turkey, Lebanon and Syria to the botanical region of Palestine (including Israel and Jordan).[1] The part above ground of the plant withers and dies in the summer. In the winter, a rosette of flowers develops and a vertical flowering stem grows out of it. The pink flowers are numerous and large, while in the Galilee and the Carmel the flowers are darker and in the Gilboa and Samaria the flowers are lighter. In the Mount Lebanon, flowers ranging from dark pink to white can be found. The whole plant is bristly, hence its common name. The plant flowers from April until June.

In folk medicine, the liquid of the plant is used to treat injuries, burns, coughs and inflammation. The flower buds are edible, cooked and raw, and are considered as medicine for sicknesses in the airways. In Lebanese villages, Bristly hollyhock flowers are dried in the sun, then mixed with other herbs and wild flowers, prepared as concoctions, and served as tea drinks.
Wikimedia Commons has media related to Alcea setosa.

"Alcea setosa". Plants of the World Online. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 26 July 2020.
"Bristly Hollyhock". Wildflowers of Israel. Retrieved 26 July 2020.

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