Malva hortensis from 1692 is what plant?

dennis goos dennis_goos at
Tue Nov 14 00:21:52 EST 1995

Klaus Peper <peper at> wrote:

>The first western written notice on camellia is in G. 
>Meister: Der orientalisch-Indianische Kunst- und 
>Lustgärtner, Dresden 1692. Meister compared the camellia 
>flower with Malva hortensis. How can I spot the valid name 
>of this malva?
>Klaus Peper 


Wouldn't it likely be Malva alcea ? I believe it has been around a long
time as a garden plant but I'm no historian !.

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