Herissantia is a small genus of flowering plants in the mallow family sometimes referred to as bladder mallows. These are five species of annual and perennial herbs with trailing stems and bladderlike fruits. They are native to the tropical and warm temperate Americas. The most widely distributed species is Herissantia crispa, which can be found on other continents as an introduced species.

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Herissantia crispa
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Malvoideae
Tribe: Malveae
Genus: Herissantia

About 5, see text

  • Bogenhardia Rchb.
  • Gayoides (Endl.) Small
  • Pseudobastardia Hassl.

Species include:


Some species have synonymy in genus Abutilon.[3]


  1. ^ a b "genus Herissantia". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN) online database. Retrieved 19 April 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g [1] Catalogue of Life: 30th April 2017 Herissantia
  3. ^ a b [2] Partial Synonymy of Herissantia

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