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  Hibiscus lobatus
 
  Family: MALVACEAE
  Citation:  Hibiscus lobatus (Murr.) O. Ktze., Rev. Gen. Pl. 2: 19. 1898; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 87. 1984; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 26. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 61. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 79. 1990; T.K. Paul in B.D. Sharma & Sanjappa, Fl. India 3: 336. 1993; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 35. 1995; Sivar. & Pradeep, Malvac. Southern Peninsular India 125. 1996; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 18. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 59. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 37. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 83. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 30. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 35. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 28. 2002; M. Mohanan & A.V.N. Rao in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 414. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 149. 2009. Solandra lobata Murr., Comm. Soc. Reg. Sc. Geott. 6: 20. t.1. 1785. Hibiscus solandra L' Herit., Strip. Nov. 1: 103. t.49. 1788; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 336. 1874; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 98(70). 1915.
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  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Lobed Leaf Mallow
  Description: Erect shrubs, sparsely tomentose. Leaves distant, alternate, 10 cm across, broadly ovate, cordate at base, acuminate at apex, crenate, densely softly tomentose below. Flowers in subterminal and terminal panicles; pedicels 5-6 cm long, jointed towards the end; sepals ovate, obtuse, cuspidate, connate at base into a short campanulate tube, pubescent outside; petals 2 x 0.9 cm, yellow, obovate, obtuse; stamens many; filaments combined into a tube. Ovary 7-celled, ovules many in each; styles as many as the carpels; stigma terminal. Fruit a capsule, 15 x15 mm, truncate at apex; mericarps beaked, seeds many, reniform, 2.5 mm across, glabrous, grey.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-January
  District(s): Palakkad, Kollam, Idukki, Malappuram, Kannur, Thrissur, Kozhikkode, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Moist and dry deciduous forests
  Distribution: Paleotropics
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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  Localities: Vazhani, Kattalappara, Champakkad, Chinnar, Kathitheetimala, Thekkady, Vengoli, Kannimara, Pisiadamala, Tolpetty, Baveli, Kaikatty forests-Pothundy, Dhoni R. F., Kanjirakadavu, Ariankavu
   
 
   
 
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