Malva nicaeensis

Malva nicaeensis All.

Common Names

رقمه (رَقْمه)، رقميه (رَقميه) (Arabic), خبازى (خُبازى)، خبيزه (خُبيزه) (Arabic)

Languages: English



Height: 10-25 cm.

Ecology and Distribution

Global Distribution

Mediterranean Region, Sinai, Arabia, Iraq, Iran; Introduced into Temperate Regions.

Distribution in Egypt

Nile Valley North of Nubia (Location: Delta), Mareotic Sector, North Sinai.


Weed of Cultivation, Waste Ground.

Life Expectancy



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L., Boulos. (Submitted).  Flora of Egypt. Cairo: Al Hadara Publishing..
V., Täckholm. (1974).  Students’ Flora of Egypt, 2nd Ed. Cairo: Cairo University Press..
V., Täckholm., & M. Drar. (Submitted).  Flora of Egypt. Bulletin of the Faculty of Science. Cairo: Cairo University Press..