Abutilon indicum subsp. indicum (L.) Sweet

 
  • Family : MALVACEAE
    (MALLOW or HIBISCUS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Malvaceae
  • Basionym : Sida indica L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Abutilon indicum (L.) Sweet
  • Common name : Indian Mallow
  • Vernacular name : Khanghi, Jamphi, Khanghani (Hindi); Sri Mudre gida, Mudre gida, Hetutti, Paniyarattuti (Kannada); Thutthi (Tamil); Tutturi benda (Telugu); Pedipedika (Oria); Atibala (Sanskrit); Mudra (Marathi)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Scrub and deciduous forests, also in wasteland
  • Comments / notes : On hilly plains. Sometimes found as an aggressive colonizer on disturbed lands. Plant is used in local medicine.
  • Flower, Fruit : July-April
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K.Swamy & B. Sadasivaiah
  • Collection Date : 04/04/2010
  • Collection Nos : FAP 39080
  • Collection Locality : Idupulapaya, Kadapa district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : All districts of Maharashtra
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • Native : Tropics
  • World Distribution : Tropics and subtropics of the world
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; 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.
  • 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 indicum subsp. indicum. Downloaded on 13 December 2019.

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