Malvaceae Week: Thespesia populnea from Delhi

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Gurcharan Singh

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Sep 10, 2011, 10:02:51 PM9/10/11
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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
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Madhuri Pejaver

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Sep 11, 2011, 6:41:47 AM9/11/11
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look at that honey bee crawling for honey.
Madhuri

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