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Published In: Prodromus Florae Peninsulae Indiae Orientalis 1: 53. 1834. (Prodr. Fl. Ind. Orient.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Type: Type: Dillenius. Hort. Elth. t. 157. f. 190.
Distribution: Distribution: N. Australia, S. Asia, Malesia, E. Africa and Madagascar.
Comment/Acknowledgements: It is rare in Pakistan.
Map Location: B-4 Peshawar Dist.: Peshawar, Griffith 1272 (K); n. loc. Griffith 1071 (K). G-7 Rawalpindi Dist.: Rawalpindi, 1700 ft. Oct. 1922, R.R. Stewart s.n. (RAW).

 

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Undershrub, 0.5-1.5 m tall. Stem usually simple, and short hairy, sometimes prickly, usually thick and fistular. Leaves 2-15 cm long and broad, orbicular, cordate at base, serrate, scabrous on both sides, 3-5-parted, lobes obovate to spathulate; stipules 5-12 mm long, linear or filiform, hirsute; petiole 2-20 cm long, simple hairy. Flowers axillary, solitary or in terminal racemes by the reduction of leaves; pedicel 1-1.5 cm long, in fruit up to 3.5 cm, densely simple hairy, glabrescent. Epicalyx segments 5-6, lanceolate, rough, caducous before expansion of corolla. Calyx c. 1.5 cm long. Corolla c. 3 cm across, white, becoming pink, with a dark purple spot in the centre; petals obovate, 2-3 cm long, 1.5-2.5 cm broad. Staminal tube c. 1.5 cm long, glabrous. Capsule 3-3.5 cm long, 1.5-2 cm across, 5 angular, ovoid, simple, hairy, glabrescent, valves membranous. Seeds c. 3 mm across, globular, black, glabrous to stellate pilose.
 
 
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