Melhania virescens

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Melhania virescens
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Genus: Melhania
M. virescens
Binomial name
Melhania virescens
  • Melhania bolusii Burtt Davy

Melhania virescens is a plant in the mallow family Malvaceae, native to southern Africa.


Melhania virescens grows as a small shrub 5–30 centimetres (2–12 in) tall. The leaves are silver-grey stellate tomentose, shaped oblong elliptic and measure up to 5 cm (2 in) long. Inflorescences generally have solitary flowers, occasionally two-flowered. The flowers feature yellow petals.[2]

Distribution and habitat[edit]

Melhania virescens is native to Botswana, Namibia and South Africa (Cape Provinces, Northern Provinces).[1] Its habitat is in limy soils.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "Melhania virescens". Plants of the World Online. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  2. ^ a b Verdoorn, I. C. (1981). "Revision of Melhania in southern Africa". Bothalia - African Biodiversity and Conservation. Cape Town: AOSIS. 13 (3, 4): 270–271. doi:10.4102/abc.v13i3/4.1315.

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