Author:
Jan Scholten
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English: Mallow family.
Dutch: Kaasjeskruidfamilie.
Botany: Malvoideae: 78 genera; 670 species; temperate to tropical; anthers transversely septate; staminal column with 5 apical teeth; pollen spiny.
Content: mucilage; xanthine alkaloids, theobromine, caffeine; sesquiterpenes, caryophyllene; farnesol; gossypol; cyclopropenoid fatty acids, sterculic acid, malvalic acid; saturated fatty acids; oxytocin.

Taxonomy
In Apg3 classification Malvoideae is treated a subfamily of Malvaceae. In older taxonomies Malvaceae was polyphyletic.
In the Plant theory Malvaceae is treated as a family and placed in Subphase 3.