Hibiscus surattensis 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) : Hibiscus surattensis L.
  • Vernacular name : Mullu gogu (Kannada); Kattu pulichai, Kashlikirai (Tamil); Kakkapoovu, Mampazhaya, Pulichai, Panchakam (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Dry and moist deciduous forests, also in the plains
  • Comments / notes : Occasional by roadsides
  • Key identification features : Trailing undershrub
  • Flower, Fruit : September-February
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Anantapur district, Srikakulam district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Mumbai-City district, Mumbai Suburban district, Pune district
    • Tamil Nadu : Salem district, Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Coimbatore district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district, Villipuram district, Cuddalore district, Thanjavur district, Tiruchirapalli district, Tirunelveli district
  • World Distribution : Tropical & sub-Tropical regions of the Old World
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.;M.R. Almeida (1996). Flora of Maharashtra 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=Hibiscus surattensis. Downloaded on 28 October 2021.

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