Hibiscus hispidissimus Griffith

 
  • Family : MALVACEAE
    (Mallow Or Hibiscus Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : GURHAL FAMILY (गुड़हल फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : MALVACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Hibiscus aculeatus Roxb
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Hibiscus hispidissimus Griff.
  • Vernacular name : Kairpuli, Betta bende,Huligauri (Kannada); Anicham, Kalapoo, Matthippuli, Mupparacham, Naranambuli, Panachol, Panichakam, Pachapuli, Uppanachakam (Malayalam); Sathambasthi (Sanskrit); Piri-prirka (Oria); Adavi gogu, Konda gogu (Telugu
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Dry and moist deciduous forests, also in the plains
  • Flower, Fruit : September-March
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, East Godavari district
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Udupi district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Mumbai Suburban district, Kolhapur district, Nashik district, Pune district, Satara district, Sindhudurg district, Thane district
    • Odisha : Cuttack district, Mayurbhanj district, Ganjam district, Bolangir district, Bargarh district, Kalhandi district, Sambalpur district
  • World Distribution : Paleotropics
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi District; N.P. Sing & S. Karthikeyan 2000. Flora of Maharashtra vol 1; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.; Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; Sivarajan & Pradeep 1996. Malvaceae Of Southern Peninsular India: A Taxonomic Monograph. pp.18-32.
  • 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 hispidissimus. Downloaded on 19 October 2021.

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