Abutilon indicum (L.) Sweet

 
  • Family : MALVACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Malvaceae
  • Species : Abutilon indicum
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Abutilon indicum (L.)Sweet
  • Common name : Indian Mallow
  • Vernacular name : Atibala (San.); Sri Mudre gida, Mudre gida, Hetutti (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : KFP 426, KFP 6768, KFP 9824
  • Collector(s) Name : S.B.Manohar & S.R.Ramesh
  • Key identification features : A small perennial undershrub with heart-shaped, soft-haired leaves. Leaves are orbicular-ovate, often shallowly 3-lobed, crenate to dentate. Flowers 2 to 3 cm. across. Calyx are much shorter than the petals. Fruit splits into several one-seeded bits called mericarps.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Native : South-east Asia
  • Comments : A highly variable species in its vegetative and floral characters. Variation can be clearly seen in the two specimens shown.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Collection Locality : Sanapur (Raichur)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Belgaum, Bellary, Bijapur, Chikamagalur, Chitradurga, Dakshina Kannada, Davanagere, Gulbarga, Hassan, Kolar, Mysore, Raichur, Tumkur, Udupi
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Saldanha, 1984; Gowda, 2004 - Sringeri; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; N.P.Singh, 1988- Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere

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