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  Pavonia burchellii
  Citation:  Pavonia burchellii (DC.) Dyer, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1932: 152. 1932; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 37. 1999; Sivar. & Pradeep, Malvac. Southern Peninsular India 176. 1996; M. Mohanan & A.V.N. Rao in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 436. 2005. Althaea burchellii DC., Prodr. 1: 438. 1824. Pavonia procumbens (Wall. ex Wight & Arn.) Walp., Rep. 1: 301. 1842, non Casaretto 1842; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 93(67). 1915; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 88. 1984; T.K. Paul & M.P. Nayar, Fasc. Fl. Ind. 19: 194. 1988; T.K. Paul in B.D. Sharma & Sanjappa, Fl. India 3:374.1993. Lebretonia procumbens Wall. ex Wight & Arn., Prodr. 47. 1834. Lebretonia glechomaefolia A. Rich., Tent. Fl. Abyss. 1: 54. 1847. Pavonia glechomaefolia (A. Rich.) Garcke ex Schweinf. Beitr. Fl. Aethiop. 1: 54. 1867; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 330. 1874; T.K. Paul & T.K. Nayar, Fasc. Fl. Ind. 19: 191. 1988; T.K. Paul in B.D. Sharma & Sanjappa, Fl. India 3:372.1993. Pavonia coxii Tadul. & Jacob, J. Indian Bot. Soc. 5: 11. 1926; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1867(1293). 1936.
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  Description: Subshrubs, pubescent, intermingled with spreading hairs. Leaves 4-5 x 3-5 cm, orbicular or ovate, apex acuminate, base cordate, margins serrate, stellate pubescent, 7-nerved; petiole to 4 cm long; bracts linear. Flowers axillary, solitary; pedicels 1 cm, in fruits up to 6.5 cm; epicalyx segments 5, 8 x 4 mm, pubescent; sepals connate at base, 6 x 4 mm, ovate, pubescent; petals 9 x 6 mm, obovate, yellow, glabrous; staminal column 7 mm. Schizocarp 8 mm across, mericarps 5, muricate; seeds 2 mm.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-February
  District(s): Kollam, Idukki
  Habitat: Scrub jungles and dry deciduous forests
  Distribution: West Asia to East 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: Champakkad, Chinnar
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