The Malvaceae Family was named and described by Antoine Laurent de Jussieu in Genera Plantarum in 1789.
Plants of the World Online lists 234 accepted genera in this family commonly known as the mallow family. The Wikipedia article says there are 244 genera with 4,225 accepted species.
The folks restructuring this family aren’t finished yet… There are a number of subfamilies listed which to the average person would seem strange to be in the same family. What does okra have in common with a Baobab tree?
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