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  Pavonia odorata
 
  Family: MALVACEAE
  Citation:  Pavonia odorata Willd., Sp. Pl. 3: 837. 1800; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 331. 1874; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 93(67). 1915; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 81. 1990; T.K. Paul in B.D. Sharma & Sanjappa, Fl. India 3: 373. 1993; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 80. 1994; Sivar. & Pradeep, Malvac. Southern Peninsular India 171. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 32. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 36. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 28. 2002; M. Mohanan & A.V.N. Rao in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 437. 2005. Hibiscus odoratus (Willd.) Roxb. ex Wight & Arn., Prodr. 47. 1934.
  Malayalam Name(s): Iruveli
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  Description: Sub-shrubs, viscid tomentose. Leaves to 5 x 5 cm, orbicular, 3-5-angled, cordate at base, 3-7-nerved from base, densely hairy beneath; petiole 1-3 cm long. Flowers axillary, solitary, long-pedicelled; involucral bracts 10-12, 7-8 mm long, linear, ciliate; calyx 5-lobed, 2 mm long, ovate; corolla to 25 mm across, yellow; staminal tube short, oblique, anthers with long filaments; ovary 5-celled, ovule 1 in each cell, style 10-fid above; stigma capitate. Mericarps 5, 3 x 2 mm, trigonous, smooth.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-February
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Scrub jungles and dry deciduous forests
  Distribution: Paleotropics
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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  Localities: Chinnar, Alampetty, Mangaladevi, Thekkady, Agali
   
 
   
 
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