Hibiscus platanifolius

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Maple-Leaved Mallow
In Talakona forest, AP W IMG 8206.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Genus: Hibiscus
Species: H. platanifolius
Binomial name
Hibiscus platanifolius
(Willd.) Sweet
Synonyms[1]
  • Hibiscus collinus Roxb.
  • Hibiscus eriocarpus DeCandolle
  • Hibiscus gossypinus Baill.
  • Pavonia platanifolia Willd.

Maple-Leaved Mallow, (Hibiscus platanifolius), is a species of flowering tree in the mallow family, Malvaceae, that is native to the India and Sri Lanka.[2] In Sri Lankan texts, the plant is widely known by its synonym H. eriocarpus. The tree is about 8m tall. Leaves are cordate at base; hairy; trilobed. Flowers show axillary panicles where flowers show typical Hibiscus flower colors, pink with dark center. Fruit is a capsule.[3]

Common Names[4]

  • Kannada - Bili daasavaala, Daasaala, Daasaani
  • Telugu - Kondabenda, Kondagogu, Kondajana punara

References

  1. ^ http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl/record/tro-19600167
  2. ^ http://indiabiodiversity.org/species/show/229931
  3. ^ http://keralaplants.in/keralaplantsdetails.aspx?id=Hibiscus_platanifolius
  4. ^ http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Maple-Leaved%20Mallow.html
  • Potential Antioxidant, Hypoglycemic and Hypolipidemic Effect of Leaves of Hibiscus platanifolius

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