Thanks, Lalithamba ji.

On Mon 9 Apr, 2018, 8:45 PM Lalithamba Avadhanam, <alalitha...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> In H.micranthus flowers are solitary usually arise in leaf axils ,
> Epicalyx shorter than calyx lobes
> In H.hirtus flowers arise in axils of reduced leaves in racemose manner
> (upper leaves normally not lobed) fully developed leaves more than 3 cm in
> diam, epicalyx longer than calyx segments
> A.Lalithamba
>
> On Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 8:25 PM, Lalithamba Avadhanam <
> alalitha...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Garg ji
>> the attached plant is Hibiscus micranthus, (H.micranthus produces white
>> and pink flowers it is Syn of H.ovalifolius(Forsk.)Vahl,
>> Leaves simple less than 2cm in diam, in H.micranthus, In H.hirtus leaves
>> partite or lobed(Please observe 2 specimens) epicalyx shorter than calyx,
>> plants hard, stellate hairs short(not as soft as H.Hirtus); in white
>> variety of  H.micranthus the corolla is reflexed
>> in H.hrus epicalyx simple, seeds cottony, plants bushy, soft hairy
>> (It is not the colour of the flower that determines the species)
>> It is as per Gamble, Flora A.P By T.Pullaiah,
>> based on these books and after cross check at BSI I have identified
>> Thank you
>> regards
>> A.Lalithamba
>>
>> On Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 6:33 PM, J.M. Garg <jmga...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi, Lalithamba ji.
>>> I think your posted plant seems to be Hibiscus micranthus
>>> <https://sites.google.com/site/efloraofindia/species/m---z/m/malvaceae/hibiscus/hibiscus-micranthus>
>>>  as
>>> per images herein and as per keys in BSI Flora of India
>>> <http://efloraindia.nic.in/efloraindia/taxonList.action?id=5684&type=11>
>>> There are many varieties as per
>>> http://efloraindia.nic.in/efloraindia/taxonList.action?id=5689&type=4
>>>
>>>
>>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>>> From: Lalithamba Avadhanam <alalitha...@gmail.com>
>>> Date: 30 March 2018 at 13:03
>>> Subject: [efloraofindia:291433] Submission of Hibiscus hirtus
>>> To: efloraofindia <indiantreepix@googlegroups.com>
>>>
>>>
>>> Dear all
>>> I have observed Hibiscus hirtus placed in efi is Hibiscus micranthus
>>> (Ref. eflora karnataka; again the description given does not match; It is a
>>> rather rare plant; leaves trilobate; hence I am adding description with
>>> images captured in wild at Velugonda hills of Eastern ghats
>>> Hibiscus hirtus L., Sp. Pl. 694. 1753.
>>> Ver.names: Lesser mallow orange (Eng.) Nityamalli నిత్యమల్లె  (Tel.)
>>> Family: Malvaceae
>>> Description:
>>> Herbs, perennial, up to 2 m tall; stems much branched,
>>> appressed-stellate-setulose. Leaves alternate; petiole 0.5-4cm long; lamina
>>> ovate-lanceolate, 4-6 × 2-3 cm, shallowly 3 lobed, sparsely to fairly
>>> densely stellate-hispid on both surfaces, apex acute, margin serrate, base
>>> obtuse. Flowers 1-2cm in diam.,  white; peduncle articulated just below the
>>> calyx. Epicalyx lobes 6-7, 5-10 mm long, filiform, stiff. Calyx
>>> stellate-setulose; lobes up to 8-9 × 1•5 mm., linear-lanceolate. Corolla
>>> 1.5-2cm across, ovate,  white. Staminal column shorter than petals. Ovary
>>> globose; style divided above the stamina column, stigmas 5, capitate.
>>> Capsule 9 mm in diam., subglobose, minutely pubescent. Seeds reniform, with
>>> white silky floss.
>>> Habitat & location: Rare in hills.
>>> Thank you
>>> regards
>>> A.Lalithamba
>>>
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