Abutilon crispum (L.) Medicus

  • Family : MALVACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Malvaceae
  • Basionym : Sida crispa L.
  • Synonym(s) : Herissantia crispa (L.) Briz.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Herissantia crispa (L.) Brizicky
  • Vernacular name : Siruthuthi (Tamil)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Scrub, dry deciduous forests, also roadsides
  • Comments / notes : Occur in degraded forests, inland plains, wasteland and rocky hill slopes.
  • Flower, Fruit : March-October
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K.Swamy; K.Sankara Rao, Arun Singh R, Raja K. Swamy & Siddharth, S.; Raghavendra Rao
  • Collection Date : 06-05-2009; 25-10-2014; 30-06-1972
  • Collection Nos : FAP 33690; HJCB- 0131; R.R. Rao 2070
  • Collection Locality : Thummalapalle mining area, Kadapa district (AP); Way to Talakona, Chittoor district; Way to MM Hills from Kollegal, Chamaragenagar District (KA)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Palakonda Hills (Chittoor district), Anantapur district, Kurnool district, Kadapa district
    • Karnataka : Chamarajanagar district, Vijayapura (Bijapur) district, Mysuru district, Tumakuru district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Idukki district
    • Maharashtra : Aurangabad district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district), Javadu Hills (Tiruvannamalai district), Vellore district, Madurai district, Tiruchirapalli district, Villipuram district, Cuddalore district, Tirunelveli district, Dharmapuri district, Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Krishnagiri district, Perambalur district, Ramanathapuram district, Salem district, Thanjavur district, The Nilgiri district
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Malesia and America
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; Franklin Benjamin & G.V.S.Murthy, 2013. Flora of Sri Venkateswara National Park, Andhra Pradesh, BSI.; 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; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District; 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=Abutilon crispum. Downloaded on 27 January 2020.

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