Pavonia zeylanica (L.) Cav.

 
  • Family : MALVACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Malvaceae
  • Species : Pavonia zeylanica
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Pavonia zeylanica (L.) Cav. (Unresolved name)
  • Common name : Ceylon Swamp Mellow
  • Vernacular name : Antu thogari (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : KFP 2906, KFP 7565
  • Key identification features : An undershrub with slender branchlets. Leaves are elliptic with 3 lobes covered by soft hairs. Flowers are small (1.5 cm across) on a long slender stalk with 5 pale, white petals. Fruits are wedge shaped, slightly wrinkled having brownish black seeds.
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka, South-west Asia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Bellary, Bijapur, Chikamagalur, Gulbarga, Hassan, Kodagu, Kolar, Mysore, Raichur, Tumkur, Uttara Kannada
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Saldanha, 1984; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore

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