Waltheria indica   L.,  1753 (Plant)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Magnoliophyta
Class: Equisetopsida
Order:Malvales
Family:Malvaceae

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Description
Size: Subshrubs 6-20 cm tall.

Stems rather rigid, erect to sometimes decumbent, velvety tomentose throughout, the hairs stellate. Leaves rugose, broadly ovate to oblong-ovate, 2-15.5 cm long, 1-6 cm wide, tomentose with stellate hairs, lower surface paler, apex rounded, sometimes obtuse, base rounded to subcordate, petioles 0.5-4.5 cm long. Flowers fragrant, in axillary, sessile or pedunculate glomerules, bracts linear; calyx strongly ribbed, ca. 3-5 mm long, villous; petals yellow, spatulate, 4-6 mm long; style bearded. Capsules obliquely globose, 2.5-3 mm long.


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Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh INDIA
• West Bengal INDIA
• Orissa INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rodrigues, RS; Mascarenhas, A; Jagtap, TG (2011) An evaluation of flora from coastal sand dunes of India: Rationale for conservation and management Ocean & Coastal Management Elsevier B.V. 54(2) 181-188 Available at - http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2010.11.005
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk project (HEAR) Available at - http://www.hear.org/

Page last updated on:2011-03-23

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