In your these images, I clearly see filiform epicalyx and calyx divided
upto the middle as per keys in BSI Flora, making it micranthus.
On Fri 30 Mar, 2018, 1:03 PM Lalithamba Avadhanam, <alalitha...@gmail.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
> 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
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