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  Hibiscus canescens
 
  Family: MALVACEAE
  Citation:  Hibiscus canescens Heyne ex Wight & Arn., Prodr. 49. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 337. 1874; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 97(70). 1915; Sivar. & Pradeep, Malvac. Southern Peninsular India 132. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 34. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 27 Hibiscus calyphyllus sensu Rakshit & Kundu, Bull. Bot. Surv. India 12:172.1972, non Cav. 1787. Hibiscus purpureus sensu T.K. Paul & M.P. Nayar in Nayar et al (eds.), Fasc. Fl. Ind. 19: 144. 1988, non Forssk. 1775; T.K. Paul in B.D. Sharma & Sanjappa, Fl. India 3: 340. 1993.
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  Description: Shrubs; branchlets tomentose. Leaves 12-17 x 6-12 cm, broadly ovate, broadly crenate, apex minutely apiculate, upper surface sparsely hairy, tomentose below, basally 7-nerved; petiole to 12 cm, hairy, stipules linear, cauducous, 1.5-2 cm. Flowers axillary, solitary; bracteoles 5, 2.5 cm, lanceolate, pubescent; sepals 1.5 cm; petals 6.5 x 3.5 cm, obovate, yellow, base inside purple; staminal tube shorter than corolla. Capsule 3 x 4 cm, villous.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-February
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki
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  Habitat: Dry deciduous forests
  Distribution: South Asia and Africa
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Chengamperu, Keerapady
   
 
   
 
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