From Bot. Repos.
Mallow with wedge-shaped leaves, unequally gashed into lobes; petals reflexed.
Published in Bot. Repos. 2: 135 in 1801. Later homonym - not the same plant as Malva reflexa J.C.Wendl. based on research and listings from the following sources which show it as a synonym of Malva tridactylites Cav. and therefore as a synonym of Anisodontea fruticosa (P.J.Bergius) D.M.Bates:
Nomencl. Bot. (Steudel) 1: 507 in 1821
Gen. Hist. 1: 464 in 1831
Nomencl. Bot. (Steudel), ed. 2. 1: 94 in 1841
Syn. Pl. (D. Dietrich) 4: 815 in 1847.
Bradley Biblio. Vol. II Part II 525 in 1912
J. Bot. 29: 165 in 1891.
Native to the Cape of Good Hope. Seeds sent to England in 1794.