|Scientific Name||Pavonia odorata|
Flowering class: Dicot
Habit: An erect subshrub, upto 1m.
Sub-shrubs, viscid tomentose. Leaves to 5 x 5 cm, orbicular, 3-5-angled, cordate at base, 3-7-nerved from base, densely hairy beneath; petiole 1-3 cm long. Flowers axillary, solitary, long-pedicelled; involucral bracts 10-12, 7-8 mm long, linear, ciliate; calyx 5-lobed, 2 mm long, ovate; corolla to 25 mm across, yellow; staminal tube short, oblique, anthers with long filaments; ovary 5-celled, ovule 1 in each cell, style 10-fid above; stigma capitate. Mericarps 5, 3 x 2 mm, trigonous, smooth.
Flowering and fruiting: August-February
In axillary, solitary; pink or white. Flowering throughout the year.
A globose schizocarp, pubescent; seed 1 per mericarp, reniform. Fruiting throughout the year.
Branchlets viscid, stellate-pubescent. Leaves 5-nerved from base. Epicalyx segments 8-12. Sap very sticky.
Simple or Plamately lobed
Notes: Scrub jungles
Scrub jungles and dry deciduous forests
State - Kerala, District/s: Palakkad, Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram
Found in scrub jungles, arable or fallow fields and roadsides from plains to 500m. Common. India and Africa.
Karnataka: Belgaum, Hassan, Mysore
Kerala: Idukki, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram
White petals turn pink soon after drying.
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