Malvaviscus penduliflorus Moc. & Sessé ex DC.

  • Family : MALVACEAE
    (Mallow Or Hibiscus Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : GURHAL FAMILY (गुड़हल फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : MALVACEAE
  • Basionym : Malvaviscus penduliflorus DC.
  • Synonym(s) : Malvaviscus arboreus var. penduliflorus (Moc. & Sessé ex DC.) Schery
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Malvaviscus penduliflorus Moc. & Sessé ex DC.
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Garden plant
  • Comments / notes : Planted along hedges and fences around coffee estates and gardens
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Nagpur district, Osmanabad district, Ratnagiri district, Sindhudurg district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Shevaroy Hills (Salem district)
  • Native : Tropical America
  • World Distribution : Tropical America from Mexico to Ecuador and Venuzuela, Introduced in to Old world
  • Literature : Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Nayar, T. S., et al, 2006. Flowering plants of Kerala, A hand book
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. penduliflorus. Downloaded on 19 October 2021.

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