Malvaviscus arboreus Cav.

 
  • Family : MALVACEAE
    (Mallow Or Hibiscus Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : GURHAL FAMILY (गुड़हल फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : MALVACEAE
  • Basionym : Hibiscus malvaviscus L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Malvaviscus arboreus Cav.
  • Common name : Wax Mallow
  • Vernacular name : Menasu dasavala (Kannada)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Comments / notes : Planted, flowers never open fully
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Maharashtra : Ahmednagar district, Mumbai-City district, Mumbai Suburban district, Jalgaon district, Pune district, Thane district
  • Native : Tropical America
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; N.P. Sing & S. Karthikeyan 2000. Flora of Maharashtra 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=Malvaviscus arboreus. Downloaded on 17 October 2021.

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