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Malva parviflora L.

Synonyms

Althaea mareotica, Althaea microcarpa, Althaea parviflora, Malva coronata, Malva cristata, Malva juvenalis, Malva mareotica, Malva microcalyx, Malva microcarpa, Malva trionoides

Common names

Khubaiza, Least Mallow, Cheeseweed, Malva flexuosa

Extract from Wikipedia article

Malva parviflora is an annual or perennial herb that is native to Northern Africa, Europe and Asia and is widely naturalised elsewhere. Common names include cheeseweed, cheeseweed mallow, Egyptian mallow, least mallow, little mallow, mallow, marshmallow, small-flowered mallow, small-flowered marshmallow and smallflower mallow. M. parviflora leaf extracts possess anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities. It has a decumbent or erect habit, growing to 50 cm in height. The broad leaves have 5 to 7 lobes and are 8 to 10 cm in diameter. It has small white or pink flowers with 4 to 6 mm long petals.

LinkWhite flowers of Malva parviflora (Malva flexuosa, local name khubaiza) on a roadside of Abu Samra Road in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Location on mapsطريق سلوى، Qatar
LinkMalva parviflora (Malva flexuosa, local name khubaiza) in Trainah in southern Qatar, February 14, 2014
Location on mapsMazra`at Turayna, Qatar
LinkMalva parviflora (Malva flexuosa, local name khubaiza) on roadside of a road to Zubara in Al Magdah farms area, in north-western Qatar, February 22, 2014
Location on mapsAl Ghuwairiya HC St, Al-Ghuwayriyah, Qatar
LinkFruits of Malva parviflora (Malva flexuosa, local name khubaiza) with dodder in Trainah gardens. Southern Qatar, March 5, 2014
Location on mapsMazra`at Turayna, Qatar
LinkMallow seedlings (Malva parviflora)(?) near Al Khor Hospital. Qatar, December 13, 2014
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkSmallflower mallow (Malva parviflora or may be nicaeensis) with flower buds on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya Farms. Qatar, January 16, 2015
Location on mapsSalwa Road, Qatar
LinkPink flowers of smallflower mallow (Malva parviflora or may be nicaeensis) taken from Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya Farms. Qatar, January 16, 2015
LinkMalva parviflora (local name khubaiza) from a roadside of a road from Dukhan to Al Jumayliyah. Western Qatar, January 30, 2015
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkMalva parviflora (local name khubaiza) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, February 20, 2015
Location on mapsSalwa Road, Qatar
LinkMalva parviflora (Malva flexuosa, local name khubaiza) on the periphery of Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, March 14, 2015
Location on mapsAl Wukair Street, Qatar
LinkSeedling of Malva parviflora in a silty depression near Al Nuaman (Numan). North-western Qatar, January 16, 2016
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkClose up of seedling of Malva parviflora in a silty depression near Al Nuaman (Numan). North-western Qatar, January 16, 2016
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar

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QNHG (Qatar Natural History Group) and associated people, for a possibility to participate in their field excursions and to learn about local nature.