Hibiscus acetosella Welw. ex Hiern

  • 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) : Hibiscus acetosella Welw. ex Hiern
  • Vernacular name : Pulivenda (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated as vegetable; calyx juice used as an anti-oxidant
  • Key identification features : Leaves red, 3-lobed; flowers yellowish; calyx red.
  • Flower, Fruit : October-November
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Kozhikode district
  • World Distribution : Tropical Africa, Malesia, Tropical America
  • Literature : 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=Hibiscus acetosella. Downloaded on 28 October 2021.


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