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  Abutilon striatum
 
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  Family: MALVACEAE
  Citation:  Abutilon striatum Dickson ex Lindl., Bot. Reg. App. 39. 1839; T.K. Paul in B.D. Sharma & Sanjappa, Fl. India 3: 273. 1993; Sivar. & Pradeep, Malvac. Southern Peninsular India 204. 1996; M. Mohanan & A.V.N. Rao in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 383. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 147. 2009. Sida striata (Dickson ex Lindl.) D. Dietr., Syn. Pl. 4: 852. 1847.
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  Description: Erect shrubs, 1-3 m high; young branches sparsely stellate-hairy. Leaves alternate, broadly ovate, 3-5 angled or lobed, cordate at base, serrate to subentire at margin, acuminate at apex, 6-12 x 5-11 cm, glabrous above, stellate-hairy beneath; petioles ca 10 cm long, glabrous or stellate-pubescent; stipules lanceolate, ca 3 mm long, pubescent at apex and margin at base. Flowers solitary, axillary and pendulous;.pedicels ca 12 cm long, stellate-pubescent, jointed 1 mm below flower. Calyx ca 12 mm across; lobes ovate, ca 10 x 5 mm, stellate-tomentose, glabrescent inside. Corolla red; petals obovate, ca 3 x 1.5 cm, glabrous. Staminal column ca 2.5 cm long, glabrous, antheriferous above. Ovary cylindric, ca 2 mm across, densely simple-hairy at apex, stellate-tomentose outside, 9-10 loculed; styles 10-12, glabrous; stigmas reddish, capitate.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-April
  District(s): Wayanad, Idukki
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  Habitat: Cultivated as ornamental and also found as an escape
  Distribution: Native of Central America
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Orange, Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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