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  Alcea rosea
 
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  Family: MALVACEAE
  Citation:  Alcea rosea L., Sp. Pl. 687. 1753; T.K. Paul in B.D. Sharma & Sanjappa, Fl. India 3: 386. 1993; M. Mohanan & A.V.N. Rao in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 432. 2005. Althaea rosea (L.) Cav., Diss. 2: 91. t. 28. f. 1. 1786; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 319. 1874.
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  Description: Erect annual herbs, 1-2.5 m tall; stem rough stellate hairy, glabrescent. Leaves alternate, long petioled, 6-12 x 5-9 cm, round or ovate, at base cordate, at apex rounded, entire to 5-7 lobed, upper 3-lobed, crenate to dentate, scabrous and stellate pubescent on both sides. Flowers axillary, solitary or 2-3 in fascicles, spike like because of short pedicel in terminal branches, pedicel enlarged in fruit. Epicalyx segments 6-7, 1.5 cm long or more, fused below the middle, lanceolate to ovate. Calyx up to 1.5 times longer than epicalyx, both epicalyx and calyx stellate pubescent, scabrous. Flowers 5-7 cm across, of various colours; petals 4-7 cm long. Fruit depressed, globose; pubescent, enclosed by calyx, ± 2 cm across; mericarps 20-40, channeled and winged dorsally, 5-7 mm across, back 1.5 mm broad.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: Throughout the year
  District(s): Idukki, Wayanad, Thiruvananthapuram, Palakkad
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  Habitat: Grown as garden plant
  Distribution: Native of Aegean Islands
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink, White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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