Thespesia populnea (Linn.) Sol. ex Corr., Ann. Mus.Hist.Nat.Paris. 9:290. 1807
Syn: Hibiscus populneus Linn.
Tree with peltate-hairy branches and leaves; leaves ovate, entire, stipules linear; flowers solitary axillary with jointed pedicel; calyx cupular, minutely 5-toothed; petals pale yellow with crimson centre turning reddish in evening; fruit 2-3 cm across, 5-celled, 2-4 seeds in each.
Photographed Vikas Puri, New Delhi
Dr. Gurcharan Singh
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SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
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