genus Alcea

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Related to genus Alcea: Alcea rosea, hollyhock rust
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Noun1.genus Alcea - genus of erect herbs of the Middle East having showy flowers: hollyhocksgenus Alcea - genus of erect herbs of the Middle East having showy flowers: hollyhocks; in some classification systems synonymous with genus Althaea
dilleniid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs
family Malvaceae, mallow family, Malvaceae - herbs and shrubs and some trees: mallows; cotton; okra
hollyhock - any of various tall plants of the genus Alcea; native to the Middle East but widely naturalized and cultivated for its very large variously colored flowers
Alcea rosea, Althea rosea, rose mallow - plant with terminal racemes of showy white to pink or purple flowers; the English cottage garden hollyhock
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Epidermal cells in both species (Alcea rosea & Alcea lavateraeflora) of the genus Alcea were smooth walled with almost similar anatomical measurements.
Pollen grains were fairly large and data of pollen size showed wide range of variations among the genera and species as well as among different pollen of the same species; it ranged from 62.5-120 um in studied taxa of Althaea and 90-162.5 um in the genus Alcea, which is in contrast with the observations of El Naggar (2003) for Egyptian species.
The genus Alcea, a member of Malvaceae family consists of approximately 75 species worldwide distributing mainly in South-West Asia.