About 25–30; see text.
Axolopha (DC.) Alef.
Malva is a genus of about 25-30 species of plants commonly called mallows. It is the type genus in the family Malvaceae. Several species are widely grown as garden flowers, while some are invasive weeds,such as M. neglecta. The color mauve is named after the French name of the plant. The word Mallow comes from the old English "malwe" which was imported from the word "Malva".