Lavatera cachemiriana Camb. in Jacq.,Voy.d.l’ Inde. 4:29.t.32. 1844. Mast. in Hook. f., l.c.319; Iljin in Shish. & Bobr.,Fl.U.R.S.S.15:78.1949. S. Abedin, l.c.
Perennial, stellate tomentose herbs. Leaves orbicular, 3-10 cm long, 3-7 cm broad, truncate or slightly cordate at base, crenate-serrate, upper surface with simple, fascicled or stellate hairs, lower surface densely stellate hairy, 3-7 angled or palmately fid to partite; lobes ovate or lanceolate, acute or obtuse, middle lobe longest; stipule linear-lanceolate, 5-10 mm long c. 2 mm broad; petiole 2-4 cm long. Flowers axillary, solitary; pedicel 3-6 cm long jointed near the apex. Epicalyx segments 3, fused below the middle, 9-13 mm long, broadly ovate-orbicular, mucronate, accrescent in fruit. Calyx slightly longer than to twice the length of epicalyx, fused to the middle; lobes triangular to deltoid, acute or acuminate, accrescent in fruit. Corolla 4-7 cm across, pink-lilac; petals 3-5 cm long, 2-3.5 cm broad, obovate or oblong-obovate, deeply notched, gin long and densely hairy at base. Staminal tube 8-13 mm long, and densely hairy at base. Fruit discoid, 1-1.5 cm across; mericarps 20-25, glabrous, reniform, ± 3 mm long, shorter than central axis, dorsally ± 1 mm broad, transversely rugose, longitudinally carinate, radially smooth c. 2 mm broad. Seed glabrous, dark brown.