Helicteres isora L.

 
  • Family : STERCULIACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Malvaceae
  • Species : Helicteres isora
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Helicteres isora L.
  • Common name : East-Indian Screw Tree
  • Vernacular name : Aavartanee (San.); Marodphali (Hin.); Yedamuri, Kempukaaveri (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : KFP 9043, KFP 9836, CS 11601
  • Key identification features : A gregarious woody shrub. Leaves are simple, elliptic-obovate, obliquely cordate at base, crenate serrate in margin and palmately 3 -5 ribbed. Flowers are axillary cymes. Sepals are brown, hairy and 2 lipped. Petals red turning grey with age and reflexed. Fruit is spiraly twisted.
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Native : India, SriLanka, Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakisthan, China, Malaysia, Java, Australia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Bellary, Chitradurga, Dakshina Kannada, Davanagere, Hassan, Mysore, Raichur, Tumkur, Udupi
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Saldanha, 1984; Gowda, 2004 - Sringeri; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere

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