Malvaceae Week: Abutilon indicum from Delhi

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Gurcharan Singh

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Sep 4, 2011, 1:27:26 PM9/4/11
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Abutilon indicum (L.)Sweet,  Hort. brit. ed. 1:54. 1826
syn: Sida indica L.


Common name: Indian abutilon, country mallow
Hindi: Kanghi
Beng: Potari
Tel: Tuttura-benda
Mal: Velluram

Perennial herb up to 1.5 tall, stellate pubescent; leaves up to 12 cm long, cordate, acuminate, 7-9 nerved, sometimes 3-lobed, serrate; flowers solitary or fascicled; calyx up to 10 mm long in fruit; corolla yellow, 2-2.5 cm across, petals obovate, claw hairy along margin; fruit 10-12 mm in diam, mericarps 28-40, obtuse at apex, pubescent.

Common in Delhi along roadsides and wastelands, photographed from Vikas Puri, New Delhi 
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Dr. Gurcharan Singh
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SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
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Balkar Arya

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Sep 4, 2011, 1:34:48 PM9/4/11
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Nice Catch!!
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Dr Balkar Singh
Head, Deptt. of Botany and Biotechnology
Arya P G College, Panipat
Haryana-132103
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Ushadi micromini

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Sep 4, 2011, 9:06:17 PM9/4/11
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Called Atibala in Ayurvedic medicine, very useful plant.
everybody should plant a few..

Usha di
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On Sep 4, 10:34 pm, Balkar Arya <balkara...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Nice Catch!!
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> On Sun, Sep 4, 2011 at 10:57 PM, Gurcharan Singh <singh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > *Abutilon indicum* (L.)Sweet,  Hort. brit. ed. 1:54. 1826
> > syn: *Sida indica* L.

Balkar Arya

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Sep 4, 2011, 9:20:13 PM9/4/11
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Yes a Medicinal plant also called as Pili Buti
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