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  Abelmoschus crinitus
 
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  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.
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  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
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  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
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