Home Kerala Plants - DVD Search Kerala Plants Exotic Plants Garden Plants Trees Shrubs Climbers Medicinal Plants
 
KERALA PLANTS
Search Kerala Plants
Exotic Plants
Garden Plants
Trees
Herbs
Shrubs
Climbers
Medicinal Plants
GENERAL
Introduction
Location
Geology & Soil
Climate
Phytogeography
Vegetation
 
GARDEN PLANTS
Garden Plants Kerala
50 Top Garden Plants
25 Herb Garden Plants
25 Shrub Garden Plants
15 Climber Garden Plants
10 Top Tree Grden Plants
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
  Abelmoschus crinitus
 
  Family: MALVACEAE
  Citation:  Abelmoschus crinitus Wall., Pl. Asiat. Rar. 1: 39. t.44. 1830; T.K. Paul in B.D. Sharma & Sanjappa, Fl. India 3: 302. 1993; Sivar. & Pradeep, Malvac. Southern Peninsular India 61. 1996; M. Mohanan & A.V.N. Rao in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 401. 2005. Hibiscus crinitus (Wall.) G. Don, Gen. Hist. 1: 380. 1831. Hibiscus cancellatus Roxb., Fl. Ind. Carey 3: 201. 1832; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 342. 1874, non L.f. 1781. Abelmoschus cancellatus (Roxb.) Voigt, Hort. Suburb. Calcutt. 119. 1845.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Erect, perennial herb, ca 1.5 m high with fusiform tuberous taproot; young branches, petioles and pedicels simple and stellate-hairy, glabrescent later. Leaves palmately 5-7 lobed or parted, 5-8 cm across, cordate at base; lobes triangled -oblong, dentate-serrate at margin, acute or slightly acuminate at apex, hirsute on both surfaces. Petioles 1-12 cm long; stipules linear-filiform, 1-3 cm long, stellate and simple hairy. Flowers solitary or in terminal racemes by reduction of upper leaves. Epicalyx lobes 10-16, linear, 2-5 cm long, ciliate at margin, sparsely stellate-hairy; pedicels ca 2.5 cm long, accrescent. Calyx spathaceous, 2-5 cm long, densely puberulous outside, sparsely sericeous inside. Corolla ca 6 cm across, yellow with a purple centre. Petals broadly obovoid, 4-9 x 2-4 cm, glabrous. Staminal column ca 2 cm long, glabrous, antheriferous throughout. Ovary ovoid, ca 10 x 5 mm; stylar branches ca 4 mm long; stigmas globose, purple. Capsules ovoid-globose, short-acuminate, 2-4 x 2-3 cm, hirsute. Seeds reniform or globose, ca 4 mm across with concentric rings of hairs, rarely glabrous.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-December
  District(s): Kannur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Deciduous forests and wastelands
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities:
   
 
   
 
Kerala News Online