Abutilon hirtum (Lam.) Sweet

 
  • Family : MALVACEAE
    (MALLOW or HIBISCUS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Malvaceae
  • Basionym : Sida hirta Lam.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Abutilon hirtum (Lam.)Sweet
  • Common name : Hairy Indian Mallow
  • Vernacular name : Barkanghi (Hindi); Hetutti (Kannada); Vadattuti (Tamil); Bela benda (Telugu); Barkanghi (Marathi); Oorakam (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Comments / notes : Occurs in scrub forests and hilly plains, sometimes as a weed in wasteland.
  • Flower, Fruit : September-April
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K.Swamy
  • Collection Nos : FAP 40063
  • Collection Locality : Mobbuchintalapalle, Kadapa district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Chittoor district, Kadapa district, Anantapur district
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Ballari district, Vijayapura (Bijapur) district, Dharwad district, Hassan district, Mysuru district, Raichur district, Bidar district, Davanagare district, Tumakuru district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Idukki district
    • Maharashtra : Nagpur district, dry deciduous forests
    • Odisha : Kalhandi district, Mayurbhanj district, Puri district, Khurda district, Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • Native : Old World tropics
  • World Distribution : Tropical & sub-Tropical regions of the Old World
  • 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; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; 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; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Flora of Bangalore district, Karnataka state; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District; N.P.Singh, 1988- Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Manjunath et al., 2003 – Davanagere; 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=Abutilon hirtum. Downloaded on 5 December 2019.

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