Malvaceae Week: Alcea rosea from Delhi and Kashmir

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Gurcharan Singh

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Sep 5, 2011, 9:35:23 PM9/5/11
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Alcea rosea L., Sp. pl. 2:687. 1753
syn: Althaea rosea (L.) Cav.

Common name: Hollyhock

Commonly grown garden ornamental with 3-5 lobed leaves and single or double 5-10 cm across flowers white, pink to purple, and fruit with several mericarps with dorsal furrow.

Photographed from Delhi and Kashmir.

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Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089
http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/

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Balkar Arya

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Sep 6, 2011, 9:22:34 AM9/6/11
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"Double" variety of Alcea. Sir any idea about its propagation, by seeds or any other mode
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Dr Balkar Singh
Head, Deptt. of Botany and Biotechnology
Arya P G College, Panipat
Haryana-132103
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