Malope is a small genus of three to four species. All are native in the Mediterranean area. The two species treated below are by far the commonest of the genus.

  • Perennial. Upper part of stem hirsute. Leaves longer than wide === 1. Malope malacoides
  • Annual. Upper part of stem glabrous. Most leaves at least as wide as long === 2. M. trifida


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Nogueira I. & Paiva J. (1993) Malope. In: Castroviejo S. & al. (eds.), Flora Iberica, vol. 3. Real Jardín Botánico, Madrid: 199-201.

Webb D.A. (1968) Malope. In: Tutin T.G. & al. (eds.), Flora Europaea, volume 2. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 249.

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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