Abelmoschus ficulneus (L.) Wight. & Arn.

 
  • Family : MALVACEAE
    (MALLOW or HIBISCUS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Malvaceae
  • Basionym : Hibiscus ficulneus L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Abelmoschus ficulneus (L.) Wight & Arn.
  • Vernacular name : Ranbhindi (Hindi); Sanna bende (Kannada); Nari vendai, Kattu-vendai (Tamil); Parupu benda, Nela bende (Telugu); Jangli Bhendi (Marathi)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Scrub forests
  • Comments / notes : Abundant in plains, arable lands, fallow fields and tank bunds.
  • Key identification features : Flowers are cream, open by 9 am and fade to purple by noon. Fruits bulky.
  • Flower, Fruit : September-March
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K.Swamy & B. Sadasivaiah
  • Collection Date : 19/10/2010
  • Collection Nos : FAP 40463
  • Collection Locality : Chinna Kudala, Kadapa district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Ballari district, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) district, Hassan district, Raichur district
    • Maharashtra : All districts of Maharashtra
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Puri district, Khurda district
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • World Distribution : India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, East Africa, Madagascar, Malaysia, Northern Australia, New Guinea
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa 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; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Saldanha, 1984; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; N.P.Singh, 1988- Flora of Eastern Karnataka
  • 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 ficulneus. Downloaded on 7 December 2019.

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