Sida cordifolia 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) : Sida cordifolia L.
  • Common name : Country Mallow, Bala
  • Vernacular name : Kungyi, Bariyara, Khareti (Hindi); Chikana (Kannada); Nilatutti (Tamil); Chiru benda, Tellantisa, Tella gora, Suvarnamu (Telugu); Bajramuli, Bisvokopari, Bisripi (Oria); Bala (Sanskrit); Bala (Marathi); Anakurunthoti, Kattooram, Kurunthotti, Vellooram, Velluppan (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Waste places, along roadsides and deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Common on hill slopes, plains from coast to 1000m, locally abundant, especially in dug up ground, by arable land or fallow fields and in disturbed areas
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy
  • Collection Date : 02/01/2016
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-305
  • Collection Locality : Batrepalle forest, Anantapur district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Maharashtra : Nagpur district, Amravati district, Bhandara district, Mumbai Suburban district, Chandrapur district, Kolhapur district, Nagpur district, Nanded district, Pune district, Ratnagiri district, Sindhudurg district
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • World Distribution : Pantropical
  • 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 et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; 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=Sida cordifolia. Downloaded on 19 October 2021.

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