Abelmoschus angulosus var. angulosus

 
  • Family : MALVACEAE
    (MALLOW or HIBISCUS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Malvaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Abelmoschus angulosus Wall. ex Wight & Arn.
  • Vernacular name : Kaattukasthuri, Kaattuchembarathi (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous, semi-evergreen and shola forests
  • Comments / notes : An extremely variable species with regard to shape of leaves, color of corolla & indumentum.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Davanagare district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Kollam district
    • Maharashtra : Raigad district, Satara district, Sindhudurg district, Gondia district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district, Salem district, Tiruchirapalli district, Tirunelveli district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Indonesia, China, Sumatra, Java
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Saldanha, 1984; Manjunath et al., 2003 – Davanagere; M.R. Almeida (1996). Flora of Maharashtra vol.1; N.P. Sing & S. Karthikeyan 2000. Flora of Maharastra vol 1. Botanical survey of India, Govt. India.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Abelmoschus angulosus var. angulosus. Downloaded on 18 August 2019.

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