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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: Iliamna
Species: I. angulata – I. bakeri – I. corei – I. crandallii – I. latibracteata – I. longisepala – I. remota – I. rivularis

Iliamna Greene, Leafl. Bot. Observ. Crit. 1: 206. 1906.

Type species: Iliamna rivularis (Douglas) Greene

Note; If Iliamna angulata Greene, Leafl. Bot. Observ. Crit. 1: 206 (1906) and Iliamna grandiflora (Rydb.) Wiggins, Contr. Dudley Herb. 1: 223 (1936) are conspecific then the former is the correct name due to priority under ICN Art. 11.3

Greene, E.L. 1906. Leaflets of Botanical Observation and Criticism 1: 206.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Iliamna in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Jan, 3. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2021. Iliamna. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2021. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Jan. 3. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2021. Iliamna. Published online. Accessed: Jan. 3 2021.
Slotta, T.A.B. 2000. Phylogenetic Analysis of Iliamna (Malvaceae) Using the Internal Transcribed Spacer Region. Thesis submitted to the Faculty of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Biology [1]. 2020. Iliamna. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Jan. 3.

Iliamna is a small genus of flowering plants in the mallow family, endemic to North America. It is related to the bush mallows of California (Malacothamnus) and to Phymosia of Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. These perennial herbs are known commonly as wild hollyhocks and sometimes as globe mallows, Kankakee mallow, Kankakee globe mallow, and Streambank wild hollyhock. More often, the latter terms refer to members of the genus Sphaeralcea, which belong, like Iliamna, to the "typical" mallow tribe (Malveae) of the mallow and hibiscus subfamily Malvoideae. The name of the genus, proposed by Edward Lee Greene, appears to be a reference to Iliamna Lake in Alaska, even though the genus Iliamna does not occur in Alaska [1]

The plants are herbaceous with a racemose inflorescence consisting of showy, slightly fragrant flowers ranging in color from almost white to lavender. The leaves are alternate and shallowly palmately lobed and stems and leaves are coarsely pubescent. The sepals of I. remota plants are broadly lanceolate and longer than wide compared to the broadly triangular ovate sepals that were equally broad and long on I. rivularis plants.

Iliamna remota was first reported by the Reverend E. J. Hill on June 29, 1872 on Langham Island in the Kankakee River. Reverend Hill noted that the plants grew in habitats he called "gravelly island" and "dry banks".[2] Iliamna remota was designated as endangered by the Illinois Endangered Species Protection Board in 1980.[3] Historical surveys and management recovery plans for I. remota and its vegetation on Langham Island have been reviewed.[3] The island has remained undisturbed since 1945 after farming ceased on that island. In 1966, the island then was dedicated as an Illinois Nature Preserve with the primary purpose to preserve the native Iliamna remota population.[3]
List of species

Species include:

Iliamna bakeri – Baker's wild hollyhock, Baker's globe-mallow
Iliamna corei (Sherff) Sherff (formerly in I. remota) – Peter's Mountain mallow
Iliamna crandallii
Iliamna grandiflora
Iliamna latibracteata – California wild hollyhock, California globe-mallow
Iliamna longisepala
Iliamna remota Greene – Kankakee mallow
Iliamna rivularis – Streambank wild hollyhock, Kankakee globe-mallow


Weber, WA; Fryxell, PA (2002). "On the derivation of the generic name Iliamna (Malvaceae)". Contrib. Bot. 20: 645–646. Retrieved 7 December 2015.
Schwegman, J.E. (1988). "Vascular flora of Langham Island Kankakee County, Illinois". Erigenia.

McDonnell, April (2006-01-01). "A survey and developmental biology of Iliamna remota Greene (Malvaceae), an endangered species in Illinois". The Keep. Retrieved 2015-12-02.

"UC/JEPS: Jepson Manual treatment for ILIAMNA".
"Plants Profile for Iliamna (Wild hollyhock)".

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