Sida rhombifolia subsp. rhombifolia 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 rhombifolia L.
  • Common name : Broomjute sida
  • Vernacular name : Barela, Lalbarela, Swet-barela, Bhunli, Sahadevi (Hindi); Bannegarugu gida, Mahabala (Kannada); Sirtamutti, Chithamutti (Tamil); Aatibala (Sanskrit); Chikana (Marathi); Kurunthotti, Vankurunthotti (Malayalam); Bajramuli, Dholabadiamla, Nalo-badiamla, Sahabeda (Oria); Gubatada, Athibala-chettu, Muttuva pulagamu (Telugu)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Waste places, also in degraded forest areas
  • Comments / notes : On hills up to 1000m and in fallow lands.
  • Flower, Fruit : July-February
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : All districts of Andhra Pradesh
    • Karnataka : Bellary district, Kolar district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : All districts of Maharashtra
    • Odisha : Malkangiri district, Bolangir district, Bargarh district
    • Tamil Nadu : Alagar Hills (Madurai district), Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Shevaroy Hills (Salem district), Kalrayan Hills (Salem district), Pachamalai Hills (Tiruchirapalli district), Bodamalai Hills (Salem district), Chitteri Hills (Vellore district), Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district), Yelagiri Hills (Vellore district), Dharmapuri Hills (Dharmapuri district), Piranmalai Hills (Sivaganga district), Theerthamalai Hills (Dharmapuri district), Gingee Hill (Villipuram district), Javadu Hills (Tiruvannamalai district)
  • World Distribution : Tropical & sub-Tropical regions of the Old and New World
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats 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; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • 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 rhombifolia subsp. rhombifolia. Downloaded on 28 October 2021.

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