Kitaibela is a genus of two species that are native to the Lower Danube area in former-Jugoslavia and the eastern Mediterranean region. One species, Kitaibela vitifolia, is sometimes cultivated as an ornamental.

Kitaibela is still frequently erroneously spelt as “Kitaibelia” (see for instance Güvenç & Duman 2005).


De Belder J. (1993) Mysterious Kitaibelias. Karaca Arbor. Mag. 2(1): 29-32.

Güvenç A. & Duman H. (2005) Morphology and anatomy of Kitaibelia balansae (Malvaceae), with notes on
chorology in Turkey. Biologia 60(4): 393-401.

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Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith