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  Abelmoschus angulosus var. purpureus
 
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  Family: MALVACEAE
  Citation:  Abelmoschus angulosus Wall. ex Wight & Arn. var. purpureus Thw., Enum. Pl. Zeyl. 26. 1858; Sivar. & Pradeep, Malvac. Southern Peninsular India 58. 1996; Pradeep, Fl. Vellarimala 25. 2000. Hibiscus setinervis Dunn, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1914: 324. 1914; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 97(69). 1915.
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  Description: Woody subshrubs to 2 m tall; stems stout, terete, densely clothed with erect, rigid, yellowish hairs. Leaves alternate, 5-14 x 6-15 cm, cordate at base, 3-7 angular or lobed, 5-7 nerved at base, margins serrate, pubescent with stiff appressed simple hairs on both surfaces; petioles to 16 cm long. Flowers axillary, solitary. Involucellar bracts 4, connate throughout their length, splitting on one side at anthesis, ovate- acute, coriaceous, erect, accrescent, prominently ribbed, densely hispid with rigid bristly hairs intermingled with short stellate hairs outside, densely appressed hairy within. Corolla to 10 cm long, uniformly deep pink. Capsules 4.5 cm long, ovoid, acute, very densely pubescent with pale yellowish, rigid shiny prickly hairs. Seeds 3 mm diameter, subglobose, brownish-black, concentrically pubescent with white hairs.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-December
  District(s): Kozhikkode, Palakkad, Idukki, Kottayam
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  Habitat: Grasslands and shola forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 1000-1500
  Localities: Damodaran Kolle
   
 
   
 
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