Alcea rosea L.

 
  • Family : MALVACEAE
    (MALLOW or HIBISCUS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Malvaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Althaea rosea (L.) Cav.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Alcea rosea L.
  • Common name : Hollyhock
  • Vernacular name : Gulphaira (Hindi)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Garden plant
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated in gardens
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Nagpur district, Ahmednagar district, Aurangabad district, Nagpur district, PBL, Pune district, Sindhudurg district
  • Native : Aegean Islands
  • World Distribution : India, Aegean Islands
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Ugemuge, N.R. 1986. Flora of Nagapur district. U.Rekha publishers; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
  • 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=Alcea rosea. Downloaded on 23 October 2019.

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