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Chocolate Weed, Wire bush, Redweed

Halbi Name chocolate-1
Main Photo of The Weed
Vernacular name Tikiokra, Bilpat, Chitrabee
Scientific name Melochia corchorifolia
Family Sterculiaceae
Season Kharif
Description
Plant A erect, branched annual herb or undershrub, 1.5-2 ft or more, with hollow stems-stellate tomentose, or sometimes prostrate. Flowers occur in terminal clusters. Leaves are ovate, rounded or very slightly cuneate at base, pointed at the tip, 3-6 cm long, u
Leaves Obscurely 3-lobed, basally 3-5 nerved, thiny stellate-hairy beneath. Photo Gallery
Flower Small flowers, white or pinkish in densely crowded interminal and axillary. chocolate-2chocolate-3
Fruit/ seed Capsule, locucidally 5-valved, sparingly hairy. Seeds-triangular, mottled black.
Habitat and distribution Open areas near wethabitants.
Flowering and fruiting July - October
Associated with Wasteland flora
Habit
Inflorescence

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