Abelmoschus manihot var. pungens (Roxb.) Hochr.

 
  • Family : MALVACEAE
    (MALLOW or HIBISCUS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Malvaceae
  • Basionym : Hibiscus pungens Roxb.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Abelmoschus manihot var. pungens (Roxb.) Hochr.
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Shady hill slopes
  • Comments / notes : It differs from Abelmoschus manihot ssp. tetraphyllus var. tetraphyllus, in the margins of the epicalyx segments being hispid by stiff simple hairs
  • Flower, Fruit : July-January
  • Collector(s) Name : H.O Saxena and M. Brahmam
  • Collection Date : 06/01/84
  • Collection Nos : 5029
  • Collection Locality : Meghasini, Similipahar
  • Distribution :
    • Maharashtra : Mumbai Suburban district, Nanded district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district, Keonjhar district
  • World Distribution : India, Tropical Himalayas, Pakistan, Philippines, Nepal, Bhutan, China, Australia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; 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 manihot var. pungens. Downloaded on 13 December 2019.

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