Abelmoschus ficulneus (L.) Wight. & Arn.

 
  • Family : MALVACEAE
    (Mallow Or Hibiscus Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : GURHAL FAMILY (गुड़हल फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Malvaceae
  • Basionym : Hibiscus ficulneus L.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Abelmoschus ficulneus (L.) Wight & Arn.
  • Vernacular name :
    • Ranbhindi (Hindi)
    • Sanna bende (Kannada)
    • Nari vendai, Kattu-vendai (Tamil)
    • Parupu benda, Nela bende (Telugu)
    • Jangli Bhendi (Marathi)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Scrub forests
  • Comments / notes : Abundant in plains, arable lands, fallow fields and tank bunds.
  • Key identification features : Flowers are cream, open by 9 am and fade to purple by noon. Fruits bulky.
  • Flower, Fruit : September-March
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K.Swamy & B. Sadasivaiah
  • Collection Date : 19/10/2010
  • Collection Nos : FAP 40463
  • Collection Locality : Chinna Kudala, Kadapa district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Ballari district, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) district, Hassan district, Raichur district
    • Maharashtra : All districts of Maharashtra
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Puri district, Khurda district
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
    • Uttarakhand : Uttarakhand
    • Himachal Pradesh : Himachal Pradesh
    • Meghalaya : Meghalaya
    • Nagaland : Nagaland
    • Jammu and Kashmir : Jammu and Kashmir
    • Mizoram : Mizoram
    • Manipur : Manipur
    • Tripura : Tripura
  • Native : Australia, Bangladesh, Eritrea, Ethiopia, India, Jawa, Kenya, Lesser Sunda Islands, Madagascar, Mozambique, New Guinea, Pakistan, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : Australia, Bangladesh, Eritrea, Ethiopia, India, Jawa, Kenya, Lesser Sunda Islands, Madagascar, Mozambique, New Guinea, Pakistan, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • 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., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983
    • Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1
    • Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan
    • Saldanha, 1984
    • Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga
    • N.P.Singh, 1988- Flora of Eastern Karnataka
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Abelmoschus ficulneus. Downloaded on 20 May 2024.

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