Abelmoschus enbeepeegearense J.John & al.

  • Family : MALVACEAE
    (Mallow Or Hibiscus Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : GURHAL FAMILY (गुड़हल फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : MALVACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Not found in Plant list
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Rocky crevices in hill slopes
  • Comments / notes : Th e taxon was characterised by an asymmetrical, spathaceous, irregularly lobed calyx which fall off as a unit along with the corolla at the very next day after anthesis.
  • Key identification features : Flowers are 6 – 9 cm across, capsules are ovate-elongate in shape, epicalyx is 2.0 – 3.5 cm in length and pubescent with glandular hairs. Anthers are creamy yellow in colour. Colour of the stigma is maroon and whitish secreations are present on plant body.
  • Flower, Fruit : August-November
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Thrissur district,Palakkad district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : NE
  • Literature : Joseph John. K, Sheen Scariah, V. A. Muhammed Nissar, K. V. Bhat and S. R. Yadav (2013). Abelmoschus enbeepeegearense sp. nov. (Malvaceae), an endemic species of okra from Western Ghats, India. Nordic Journal of Botany 31: 170–175.
  • 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 enbeepeegearense. Downloaded on 17 October 2021.


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