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  Thespesia lampas
 
  Family: MALVACEAE
  Citation:  Thespesia lampas (Cav.) Dalz. & Gibs., Bombay Fl. 19. 1861; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 345. 1874; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 90. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 77. 1985; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 29. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 64. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 84. 1990; T.K. Paul in B.D. Sharma & Sanjappa, Fl. India 3: 350. 1993; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 82. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 34. 1995; Sivar. & Pradeep, Malvac. Southern Peninsular India 40. 1996; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 18. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 63. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 39. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 94. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 34. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 30. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 101. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 92. 2005; M. Mohanan & A.V.N. Rao in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 430. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 157. 2009. Hibiscus lampas Cav., Diss. 3: 154. t.56. 1787; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 98(71). 1915.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kattuparathi, Kattupoovarasu
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Shrubs, to 1.5 m tall; stems glabrous. Leaves to 15 x 14 cm; 3-5-lobed or entire, ovate, cordate or truncate at base, lobes acute, densely stellate pubescent beneath; petioles 3-8 cm long. Flowers axillary, solitary or in terminal racemes; pedicels 2-6 cm long jointed above the middle; involucellar bracts 4-7, subulate, deciduous. Calyx cupular, 12 mm across, stellate hairy. Corolla 6-8 cm across, rose-yellow. Capsule 25 x 20 mm, ellipsoid, glabrous, 5- valved; seeds many, 5 x 3 mm, trigonous, glabrous, brown.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-December
  District(s): Palakkad, Kasaragode, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikkode, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Moist deciduous forests
  Distribution: South and South-east Asia, Tropical 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
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 500-800
  Localities: Vellanimala, Kattalappara, Koruthode, Parambikulam, West Pulipara, Thekkuthode, Upper Moozhiar, Tolpetty, Taliparamba, Chembukkavu, Chindaki forest, Pothundy, Dhoni R. F., Canoli, Kanjirakadavu, Vandalodu, Kulathupuzha, Ariankavu, Thenmalai, Bonaccord
   
 
   
 
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