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  Abroma augusta
 
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  Family: STERCULIACEAE
  Citation:  Abroma augusta (L.) L. f., Suppl. Pl. 341. 1781; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 375. 1874; K.C. Malick in B.D. Sharma & Sanjappa, Fl. India 3: 409. 1993. Theobroma augusta L., Syst. Nat. (ed. 12) 1: 233. 1766.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s): Ulatkambal
  English name(s): Devil's cotton
  Description: Large shrub or small tree, 2-4 m tall; branches downy. Leaves 10-20 (-30) x 5-15 (-25) cm; ovate-lanceolate, ovate-oblong, cordate at base, acute or acuminate at apex, repand-denticulate, glabrescent above, tomentose beneath; petioles 1.5-2.5 cm long; stipules linear, as long as the petiole, deciduous. Flowers few in leaf-opposed, subterminal or axillary peduncled cymes, 5 cm in diameter. Sepals ca 2 x 0.6 cm, lanceolate, connate at base, persistent. Petals ca 2.8 x 1.2 cm with hooded ca 5 mm long claw and spoon- shaped lamina, claws hairy outside. Stamens 3 in each group in the sinus; staminodes ca 2x1 mm, hairy, emarginate. Ovary 2.5-3 x 2 mm, oblong, 5- lobed, sessile; styles ca 2 mm long. Capsules 3.5-4 cm long, obpyramidal, membranous, 5-angled, truncate at apex, septicidally 5-valved, valves villous at the edge; seeds many, ca 3 x 2 mm, obovate.
  Habit: Shrub to Small Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-August
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as garden plant
  Distribution: North east India to Malesia and Micronesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Red
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
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