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  Abelmoschus angulosus var. grandiflorus
  Citation:  Abelmoschus angulosus Wall. ex Wight & Arn. var. grandiflorus Thw., Enum. Pl. Zeyl. 26. 1858; Sivar. et al., Rheedea 4: 6. 1994; Sivar. & Pradeep, Malvac. Southern Peninsular India 55. 1996; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 145. 2009. Hibiscus angulosus var. grandiflorus (Thw.) Mast. in Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 341. 1874. Hibiscus primulinus Alston, Handb. Fl. Ceylon 6. Suppl. 29. 1931. Abelmoschus angulosus sensu Borss., Blumea 14: 104. 1966, in part.; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 49. 1982; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 25. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 59. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 77. 1990.
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  Description: Erect subshrubs to 2 m tall; stem terete, green, often tinged with purple at nodes, pubescent with scattered rigid bulbous based simple hairs, occasionally with minute stellate hairs or glabrescent. Leaves alternate, 5-20 cm diameter, orbicular or 3-5 angular or lobed, membranous, shallowly cordate or hastate at base, 5-7 nerved from base, the lobes ovate-triangular or lanceolate, acuminate at apex, sinuses rounded, margins coarsely crenate to serrate, upper surface prominently simple hairy, lower surface pubescent with short rigid simple hairs intermingled with tribrachiate hairs. Flowers solitary in upper axils, later due to reduction of upper leaves in long terminal racemes. Involucellar bracts 4, triangular, thin and papery, never coriaceous, obscurely 3-5 nerved, minutely tomentose outside, glabrescent within, completely enclosing the young fruits, reaching just above the middle in mature fruits, finally reflexed and withering. Corolla ca 8 cm diameter, bright yellow with dark purple centre. Stamianal tube 5-toothed at apex.Capsules 3.5-4.0 x 1.5-1.8 cm, fusiform to ovoid, acuminate at apex, densely hispid; seeds 3 mm diameter, globose with dense, concentric rings of golden brown hairs.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-December
  District(s): Wayanad, Kollam, Kozhikkode, Palakkad, Thrissur, Kannur, Idukki, Pathanamthitta
  Habitat: Moist deciduous and evergreen forests
  Distribution: South India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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