Local names: kapas, rui, tula
Shrubby plant up to 2 m tall with purple branches; leaves 5-7 parted with linear to lanceolate lobes; flowers purple or yellow with purple centre; epicalyx segments large, ovate, subentire or toothed; capsule up to 2.5 cm across, ovoid or oblong.
Common old world species.
Photographed from Delhi University Botanical Garden in August, 2009
Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
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