Hibiscus hirtus L.

 
  • 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) : Unresolved name
  • Common name : Lesser Mallow white
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous and semi-Evergreen forests, also cultivated as an ornamental
  • Comments / notes : Rare in Eastern Ghats.
  • Flower, Fruit : October-March
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : West Godavari district
    • Kerala : Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Kottayam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Nagpur district, Dhule district, Pune district, Ratnagiri district, Satara district, Sindhudurg district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Coimbatore district
  • World Distribution : India to Malaysia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; N.P. Sing & S. Karthikeyan 2000. Flora of Maharashtra vol 1; 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=Hibiscus hirtus. Downloaded on 19 October 2021.

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