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  Hibiscus lunariifolius
 
  Family: MALVACEAE
  Citation:  Hibiscus lunariifolius Willd., Sp. Pl. 3: 811. 1800; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 338. 1874; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 98(70). 1915; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 87. 1984; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 27. 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: 334. 1993; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 36. 1995; Sivar. & Pradeep, Malvac. Southern Peninsular India 138. 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 31. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 35. 1999; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 81. 2005; M. Mohanan & A.V.N. Rao in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 415. 2005. Hibiscus pruriens Roxb. ex Hornem., Hort. Hafn. 1: 79. 1815.
  Malayalam Name(s): Malamkuzhupparetthi
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  Description: Shrubs, densely covered with soft spreading hairs. Leaves shallowly 3-5- lobed, alternate, 7-16 x 6-18 cm, lobes acute to acuminate, cordate at base, serrate, stellate-hairy; petiole to 25 cm long. Flowers axillary or terminal, racemose; bracts 25 x 3 mm, linear-lanceolate. Calyx 15 mm long, campanulate, lobes acuminate. Corolla 7-10 cm across, yellow with brown eye. Capsule 2 x 1.5 cm, ovoid, obtuse, cuspidate, stellate-hairy; seeds 2.5 x 2 mm, rugose.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-February
  District(s): Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Palakkad, Kannur, Wayanad, Thrissur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Dry and moist deciduous forests
  Distribution: Paleotropics
  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
  Endemic to:
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  Localities: Peechi, Kattalappara, Alampetty, Mangavada, Koruthode, Thekkady, Damsite, Pathenthode, Kakki hills, Ambayathode, Pothundy, Nadugani ghats, Kanjirakadavu, Thenmalai
   
 
   
 
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