Seeds of South Australia
Malva weinmanniana (Malvaceae)
Inland Austral Hollyhock
List of species for Malva
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Seed collecting:
September to April
Herbarium regions:
North Western, Lake Eyre, Nullarbor, Gairdner-Torrens, Flinders Ranges, Eastern, Eyre Peninsula, Northern Lofty, Murray, Yorke Peninsula, Southern Lofty, Kangaroo Island, South Eastern
NRM regions:
Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges, Alinytjara Wilurara, Eyre Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, Northern and Yorke, South Australian Arid Lands, South Australian Murray-Darling Basin, South East
IBRA regions
SUMMARY
Mount Gambier (SVP02)Southern Volcanic Plain
 Least Concern   (IUCN: )
Bridgewater (NCP01)Naracoorte Coastal Plain
 Least Concern   (IUCN: )
Glenelg Plain (NCP02) 
 Least Concern   (IUCN: )
Kangaroo Island (KAN01)Kanmantoo
 Least Concern   (IUCN: )
Fleurieu (KAN02) 
 Least Concern   (IUCN: )
Mount Lofty Ranges (FLB01)Flinders Lofty Block
 Least Concern   (IUCN: )
Broughton (FLB02) 
 Least Concern   (IUCN: )
Olary Spur (FLB03) 
 Least Concern   (IUCN: )
Southern Flinders (FLB04) 
 Least Concern   (IUCN: )
Northern Flinders (FLB05) 
 Least Concern   (IUCN: )
Central Flinders (FLB06) 
 Least Concern   (IUCN: )
Southern Yorke (EYB01)Eyre Yorke Block
 Least Concern   (IUCN: )
St Vincent (EYB02) 
 Least Concern   (IUCN: )
Eyre Hills (EYB03) 
 Least Concern   (IUCN: )
Talia (EYB04) 
 Least Concern   (IUCN: )
Eyre Mallee (EYB05) 
 Least Concern   (IUCN: )
South Olary Plain (MDD01)Murray Darling Depression
 Least Concern   (IUCN: )
Murray Mallee (MDD02) 
 Least Concern   (IUCN: )
Murray Lakes and Coorong (MDD03) 
 Least Concern   (IUCN: )
Murray Scroll Belt (RIV06)Riverina
 Least Concern   (IUCN: )
Myall Plains (GAW01)Gawler
 Least Concern   (IUCN: )
Gawler Lakes (GAW03) 
 Least Concern   (IUCN: )
Arcoona Plateau (GAW04) 
 Least Concern   (IUCN: )
Kingoonya (GAW05) 
 Least Concern   (IUCN: )
Roxby (GAW07) 
 Least Concern   (IUCN: )
Tallaringa (GVD05)Great Victoria Desert
 Least Concern   (IUCN: )
Nullarbor Plain (NUL02)Nullarbor
 Least Concern   (IUCN: )
Yalata (NUL03) 
 Least Concern   (IUCN: )
Curnamona (BHC06)Broken Hill Complex
 Least Concern   (IUCN: )
Dieri (SSD03)Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields
 Least Concern   (IUCN: )
Warriner (SSD04) 
 Least Concern   (IUCN: )
Strzelecki Desert (SSD05) 
 Least Concern   (IUCN: )
Breakaways (STP01)Stony Plains
 Least Concern   (IUCN: )
Oodnadatta (STP02) 
 Least Concern   (IUCN: )
Murnpeowie (STP03) 
 Least Concern   (IUCN: )
Peake-Dennison Inlier (STP04) 
 Least Concern   (IUCN: )
Witjira (STP06) 
 Least Concern   (IUCN: )
Baltana (STP07) 
 Least Concern   (IUCN: )
Sturt Stony Desert (CHC02)Channel Country
 Least Concern   (IUCN: )
Diamantina-Eyre (CHC04) 
 Least Concern   (IUCN: )
Coongie (CHC06) 
 Least Concern   (IUCN: )
Lake Pure (CHC07) 
 Least Concern   (IUCN: )
Tieyon (FIN03)Finke
 Least Concern   (IUCN: )
Pedirka (FIN04) 
 Least Concern   (IUCN: )
IBRA regions
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Mount Gambier (SVP02)Southern Volcanic PlainLeast Concern
  (IUCN: )
2 of 4 subregionsNaracoorte Coastal PlainLeast Concern
2 of 2 subregionsKanmantooLeast Concern
6 of 6 subregionsFlinders Lofty BlockLeast Concern
5 of 5 subregionsEyre Yorke BlockLeast Concern
3 of 6 subregionsMurray Darling DepressionLeast Concern
Murray Scroll Belt (RIV06)RiverinaLeast Concern
  (IUCN: )
5 of 8 subregionsGawlerLeast Concern
Tallaringa (GVD05)Great Victoria DesertLeast Concern
  (IUCN: )
2 of 3 subregionsNullarborLeast Concern
Curnamona (BHC06)Broken Hill ComplexLeast Concern
  (IUCN: )
3 of 4 subregionsSimpson Strzelecki DunefieldsLeast Concern
6 of 7 subregionsStony PlainsLeast Concern
4 of 4 subregionsChannel CountryLeast Concern
2 of 2 subregionsFinkeLeast Concern
RSCA map:
Regional Species Conservation Assessments per IBRA subregion. Please click the thumbnail map.
AVH map:
Australian distribution map (external link)
SA Census:
Census of South Australian plants (external link)     [genus Malva]
Name derivation:
Malva a Latin name for mallow, which may have come from the Greek 'malache' or 'malakos' meaning mallow. Weinmanniana named after Johannes Anton Weinmann (1782-1858), a German born Russian botanist and gardener. The association of his name with the species is not known.
Distribution:
Found inland across South Australia, growing in heavy soils prone to inundation such as watercourses, run-on areas and depression. Also found in all mainland states.
Status:
Native. Common in South Australia. Uncommon in the Northern Territory and Queensland. Common in the other states.
Plant description:
Erect, usually short-lived perennial shrub to 2 m high with hairy branches mostly arising along a main central stem. Leaves subentire to palmately with 5–9-lobed, the mid-lobe usually longer than others, to 8 cm long and wide, broadly cordate at base, yellow green, moderately to densely hairy, usually more densely hairy and paler beneath. Epicalyx not exceeding the calyx. Flowers pale pink (yellowish base) with pink-striped. This species differ from the closely associated species, Malva preissiana principally in flower colour and relative density of hairs on the upper and lower leaf surfaces, with M. preissiana having white flowers and both surfaces of the leaves equally hairy. Malva preissiana and M. weinmanniana can be distinguished from the hybrid, Malva arborea × M. preissiana, which have epicalyx and calyx lobes of similar length, whereas the epicalyx lobes of the native taxa are shorter than those of the calyx. Flowering between July to February.
Fruit type:
Hairy pale brown capsule to 11 mm diameter with 12–15 seed segments.
Embryo type:
Folded.
Seed collecting:
Collect mature capsules, those that are turning pale straw colour and contain dark hard seeds.
Seed cleaning:
Place the capsules in a tray and leave to dry for two weeks. Then rub the capsules gently with a rubber bung or by hand to dislodge the seeds. Use a sieve to separate the unwanted material. Store the seeds with a desiccant such as dried silica beads or dry rice, in an air tight container in a cool and dry place.
Seed germination:
This species has physical dormancy that needs to be overcome for the seed to germinate (e.g. nicking or softening the seed coat).