Pentapetes phoenicea L.

 
  • Family : STERCULIACEAE
    (Sterculia Or Cocoa Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : COCOA FAMILY
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : MALVACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Pentapetes phoenicea L.
  • Common name : Noon plant
  • Vernacular name : Ucchamalari (Malayalam); Makina chettu (Telugu); Dopahariya, Dotohariya (Hindi)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Occasional in wet places, along rice fields and ponds
  • Comments / notes : Also cultivated in gardens
  • Flower, Fruit : August-January
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Alappuzha district
    • Maharashtra : Nagpur district, Mumbai-City district, Mumbai Suburban district, Chandrapur district, Pune district, Thane district
    • Odisha : Khurda district, Cuttack district, Ganjam district, Khurda district
    • Tamil Nadu : Cultivated in gardens
  • Native : Tropical Asia
  • World Distribution : Tropical Asia
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; 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; 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=Pentapetes phoenicea. Downloaded on 6 June 2020.

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