Malvaceae Week: Malva verticillata from Baramulla, Kashmir

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Gurcharan Singh

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Sep 8, 2011, 11:33:56 PM9/8/11
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Malva verticillata Linn., Sp.Pl. 689. 1753

Common names: Whorled mallow, curly mallow


Tall annual or biennial herb reaching 2.5 m; leaves orbicular, up to 25 cm long and as broad, usually 5-lobed; stipules lanceolate 5 mm long; petiole up to 25 cm long; flowers many, on almost invisible pedicels; epicalyx segments linear or linear-lanceolate, 3-6 mm long; calyx 5-6 mm long, enlarged in fruit; petals pinkish, 7-9 mm long, slightly notched; fruit enclosed in calyx, 5-7 mm across, mericarps 10-12, glabrous.

Photographed from Baramulla, Kashmir, grown as vegetable (Sonchal, sotsul)

Often cultivated as vegetable
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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
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Satish Phadke

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Sep 9, 2011, 6:22:25 AM9/9/11
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Thanks Sir ji
We always learn many new plants from you. 
Not only good illustrations but the clearly mentioned character description makes your posts truly complete. We are really lucky to have you with us.

Gurcharan Singh

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Sep 9, 2011, 7:22:45 AM9/9/11
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Thanks Satish ji
These kind words are food for me to continue to do what I can



-- 
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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Sep 9, 2011, 7:29:43 AM9/9/11
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Agreed, agreed, agreed.
Should say we are lucky to be there with you.
Madhuri

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Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2011 15:52:25 +0530
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