Published in: Prodr. (Swartz) 102 . 1788.
The genus was named Achania by Dr. Solander from a Greek word that refers to the flower's not opening. (Bot. Reg. 1: 11. 1815.)
There are no accepted names. Achania is a synonym of Malvaviscus Fabr.
- Achania mollis Aiton (= synonym)