Pavonia odorata Willd.

 
  • 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) : Pavonia odorata Willd.
  • Common name : Three lobed False Mallow
  • Vernacular name : Balarakshi gida (Kannada); Peramutti (Tamil); Iruveli (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Dry deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Common in distrurbed forests, hedges of forests. Petals turn pink soon after pressing. Plant is used as vermifuge and purgative.
  • Flower, Fruit : August-February
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy
  • Collection Date : 21-11-2009; 13-12-2014
  • Collection Nos : FAP 36949; HJCB-E-214
  • Collection Locality : Batrepalli, Anantapur district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : All districts of Andhra Pradesh
    • Karnataka : Kolar district, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) district
    • Maharashtra : Chandrapur district, Konkan
    • Tamil Nadu : All hills of Tamil Nadu
  • World Distribution : Paleotropics
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; Franklin Benjamin & G.V.S.Murthy, 2013. Flora of Sri Venkateswara National Park, Andhra Pradesh, BSI.; 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.
  • 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=Pavonia odorata. Downloaded on 17 October 2021.

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