Abroma augusta (L.) L.f.

 
  • Family : STERCULIACEAE
    (STERCULIA or COCOA FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Malvaceae
  • Basionym : Theobroma augustum L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Abroma augusta (L.) L.f.
  • Common name : Devil's cotton
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Grown as garden plant
  • Comments / notes : Bark yields fibre
  • Flower, Fruit : December-August
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Cultivated, Pune district
  • World Distribution : North east India to Malesia and Micronesia
  • Literature : N.P. Sing & S. Karthikeyan 2000. Flora of Maharashtra vol 1; 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=Abroma augusta. Downloaded on 17 August 2019.

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