Malvaceae Week: Talipariti tiliaceum from Delhi

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Gurcharan Singh

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Sep 7, 2011, 11:03:10 PM9/7/11
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Talipariti tiliaceum (L.) Fryxell, Contr. Univ. Michigan Herb. 23: 258, 2001

syn: Hibiscus tiliaceous L.

Common names: Beach hibiscus, cotton tree, Hawaiian tree hibiscus,
                          linden hibiscus, mahoe, ountain mahoe, sea hibiscus


Evergreen shrub or small tree with ovate to orbicular unlobed leaves 7-20 cm long, large stipules; flowers clustered near ends of branches, epicalyx forming a 7-12-toothed cup; petals up to 7 cm long, yellowish or white when young with brownish red base, fading to orange-yellow to deep red; staminal column included.

Photographed from Delhi University campus.



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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
http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/

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Tanay Bose

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Sep 7, 2011, 11:05:18 PM9/7/11
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Thanks for letting me know the new name change for 
this species
Tanay
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Tanay Bose
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Muthu Karthick

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Sep 8, 2011, 4:03:21 AM9/8/11
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Initially I confused this tree with Thespesia populena. Thanks for sharing sir.
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Gurcharan Singh

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Sep 8, 2011, 4:45:02 AM9/8/11
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Yes Muthu ji it is common to confuse the two. Perhaps these points should help

Thespesia ppopulnea                                        Hibibcus tiliaceous now Talipariti tiliaceum

Stipules linear-lanceolate, 5-8 mm long              Stipules foliaceous, clasping stem, 1-3 cm long  
Flowers solitary axillary                                    Flowers clustered at ends of branches
Pedicel jointed                                                 Pedicel not jointed
Epicalyx segments 3                                        Epicalyx cupular, 7-12 toothed
Staminal column 1 cm long                               Staminal column 3 cm long
Capsule 5-celled, 2-4 seeds in each cell             10 celled, seeds many


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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
http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/ 


Balkar Arya

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Sep 8, 2011, 9:49:08 AM9/8/11
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Thanks Sir for Details
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Dr Balkar Singh
Head, Deptt. of Botany and Biotechnology
Arya P G College, Panipat
Haryana-132103
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