Abelmoschus ficulneus (L.) Wight. & Arn.

  • Family : MALVACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Malvaceae
  • Species : Abelmoschus ficulneus
  • Basionym : Hibiscus ficulneus L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Abelmoschus ficulneus (L.) Wight & Arn.
  • Vernacular name : Ranbhindi (Hin.); Sanna bende (Kan.); Nari vendai (Tam.); Parupu benda, Nela benda (Tel.)
  • Collection Nos : FAP 40463
  • Collector(s) Name : K.R.K.Swamy & B.Sadasivaiah
  • Collection Date : 19/10/10
  • Collection Locality : Chinna Kudala, Kadapa district, Andhra Pradesh State
  • Habitat : Scrub forest
  • Key identification features : Flowers are cream, open by 9 am and fade to purple by noon. Fruits bulky.
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Flower, Fruit : September-March
  • Comments : Abundant in plains, arable lands, fallow fields and tank bunds. Flowers are creamish-white, open by 9:00 am and fade purple by afternoon.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Tamil Nadu State; Kurnool district, Kadapa district (Andhra Pradesh State); Dharmapuri district (Tamil Nadu State); Ganjam district, Puri district (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Africa, Madagascar, Malesia, Northern Australia, New Guinea
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. http://easternghats.ces.iisc.ernet.in/plants.php?name=Abelmoschus ficulneus. Downloaded on 3 July 2020.


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