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Grape Leaved Mallow, tropical fanleaf

Halbi Name grape-leaved-mallow-tropical-fanleaf-1
Main Photo of The Weed
Vernacular name Van kapas
Scientific name Hibiscus vitifolius (Linn.)
Family Malvaceae
Season Kharif
Description
Plant
Leaves Leaves 2.5-6 cm long, 2-5 cm broad, subcordate-rounded at base, acute at apex, serrate to crenate, not lobed or shallowly 3 to 7-lobed, broadly ovate to orbicular, densely pubescent on both surfaces stalk 1-5 cm long. Flowers occur singly in leaf axils. Photo Gallery
Flower grape-leaved-mallow-tropical-fanleaf-3grape-leaved-mallow-tropical-fanleaf-2
Fruit/ seed Capsule-oblong, beaked, pilose at the top, longer than the calyx. Seeds-black
Habitat and distribution Field bunds, aerobic fields
Flowering and fruiting September to October
Associated with Bund flora
Habit A shrub, up to 2.5 m tall, usually densely velvet-hairy all over. It seems like grape leaves, hence the species name vitifolia.
Inflorescence Flower stalked, sepals fused below the middle, pale yellow to yellow with a large, purple centre. Petals

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