Abutilon indicum subsp. indicum (L.) Sweet

  • Family : MALVACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Malvaceae
  • Species : Abutilon indicum
  • Subspecies : indicum
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Abutilon indicum (L.) Sweet
  • Common name : Indian Mallow
  • Vernacular name : Khangi, Jamphi, Khanghani (Hin.); Sri Mudre gida, Mudre gida, Hetutti (Kan.); Thutthi (Tam.); Tutturi benda (Tel.); Pedipedika (Ori.); Atibala (San.)
  • Collection Nos : FAP 39080
  • Collector(s) Name : K.R.K.Swamy & B.Sadasivaiah
  • Collection Date : 04/04/10
  • Collection Locality : Idupulapaya, Kadapa district, Andhra Pradesh State
  • Habitat : Dry deciduous forest
  • Key identification features : A small perennial undershrub with heart-shaped, soft-haired leaves. Leaves are orbicular-ovate, often shallowly 3-lobed, crenate to dentate. Flowers 2 to 3 cm. across. Calyx are much shorter than the petals. Fruit splits into several one-seeded bits called mericarps.
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Flower, Fruit : July-April
  • Native : Tropics
  • Comments : Occasional on hilly plains. Sometimes found as an aggressive colonizer on disturbed lands. Plant is used in local medicine.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Throughout Eastern Ghats
  • World Distribution : Tropical & sub-Tropical regions of the World
  • Literature : J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1 ; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District ; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Franklin Benjamin & G.V.S.Murthy, 2013. Flora of Sri Venkateswara National Park, Andhra Pradesh, BSI.; 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=Abutilon indicum subsp. indicum. Downloaded on 3 July 2020.


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