These pages are a transcription of the text of those pages of the 6th edition of Sir William Jackson Hooker and George A. Walker Arnott's British Flora (published in 1850) which relate to the angiosperm family Malvaceae, i.e. pp. 75-78..
In that work the family is divided into Malvaceae and Tiliaceae.
The notation and terminology used in the work differ from current practice in a number of ways: the taxonomic rank of order used in the work corresponds to the rank of family; ae--ligatures are not now used in botanical names; and species epithets are now never capitalised, even when based on a proper noun. Where known to me, other deviations from modern usage, and points where the current understanding of the facts differs from that of the time of writing, are explicated in footnotes.
In the work the astronomical symbols for the sun, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn were used to denote annuals, biennials, perennials and shrubs (or trees) respectively. I have replaced such uses by the corresponding word.
E. B. refers to J. E. Smith's English Botany, and E. B. S to the supplement thereto. t. is an abbreviation for 'tableau', which roughly corresponds to 'plate' or 'figure' in modern usage. Non-native plants are indicated by an asterisk preceding the specific epithet.
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