Abutilon persicum (Burm.f.) Merr.

 
  • Family : MALVACEAE
    (MALLOW or HIBISCUS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Malvaceae
  • Basionym : Sida persica Burm.f.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Abutilon persicum (Burm.f.) Merr.
  • Common name : Persian Mallow
  • Vernacular name : Chota Banse (Hindi); Betta Bendu gida (Kannada); Athibala (Sanskrit); Madan-mast, Maddam (Marathi); Thuththi (Tamil); Thuththi, Persian Mallow (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous and semi-Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Common in moist deciduous forests
  • Flower, Fruit : October-April
  • Collector(s) Name : S.B. Manohar & B. Gurudev Singh
  • Collection Date : 21/03/1980
  • Collection Nos : KFP 11109
  • Collection Locality : Biligirirangan Hills, Chamarajnagar District
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district, East Godavari district, Krishna district, Srikakulam district, Vishakapatnam district, Vizianagaram district, West Godavari district
    • Telangana : Mehboobnagar district
    • Karnataka : Belagavi district, Ballari district, Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district, Shivamogga district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, WAY, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Ernakulam district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district
    • Maharashtra : Ahmednagar district, Bhandara district, Mumbai Suburban district, Kolhapur district, Nashik district, Pune district, Raigad district, Ratnagiri district, Satara district, Sindhudurg district, Thane district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Dhenkanal district, Mayurbhanj district, Kalhandi district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district, Salem district, Tiruchirapalli district
  • World Distribution : South and Southeast Asia, Malesia
  • 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.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; 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 & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Saldanha, 1984; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; 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 persicum. Downloaded on 20 October 2019.

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