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  Pavonia zeylanica
 
  Family: MALVACEAE
  Citation:  Pavonia zeylanica (L.) Cav., Diss. 3: 134, t. 48, f.2.1787; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1:331.1874; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 93(67). 1915; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 82. 1990; T.K. Paul in B.D. Sharma & Sanjappa, Fl. India 3: 377. 1993; Sivar. & Pradeep, Malvac. Southern Peninsular India 173. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 37. 1999; M. Mohanan & A.V.N. Rao in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 438. 2005. Hibiscus zeylanicus L., Sp. Pl. 697. 1753.
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  Description: Subshrubs; branchlets viscid, pubescent. Leaves 2-3 x 3-3.5, deeply 3-lobed, lobes distantly dentate, sinuses rounded, lobes obovate, pubescent; petiole 3-4 cm long, stipules linear. Flowers axillary, solitary; epicalyx 8-10, 7 mm long, linear; sepals basally connate about one-third, lobes 3 mm long, ovate, pubescent; petals 7 x 5 mm, obovate, pink or white; staminal column 6 mm long. Schizocarp 4 mm long, mericarps 4 x 3 mm, slightly winged on the margin.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-December
  District(s): Idukki, Palakkad
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  Habitat: Sandy rock region of scrub jungles
  Distribution: Paleotropics
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink, White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Chinnar, Alampetty, Walayar
   
 
   
 
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