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Greyish Hibiscus   
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Greyish Hibiscus
P Native Photo: S. Kasim
Common name: Greyish Hibiscus
Botanical name: Hibiscus canescens    Family: Malvaceae (Mallow family)

Greyish Hibiscus a shrubs with branchlets woolly. Leaves are 12-17 x 6-12 cm, broadly ovate, broadly rounded toothed, tip minutely apiculate, upper surface sparsely hairy, woolly below, basally 7-nerved; leaf-stalk up to 12 cm, hairy, stipules linear, cauducous, 1.5-2 cm. Flowers are borne in leaf-axils, singly. Bracteoles are 5, 2.5 cm, lanceshaped, velvet-hairy; sepals 1.5 cm; petals 6.5 x 3.5 cm, obovate, yellow, base inside purple; staminal tube shorter than flower. Capsules are 3 x 4 cm, hairy. Greyish Hibiscus is found in South Asia and Africa. In India it is basically found in Peninsular India. Flowering: January-February.

Identification credit: S. Kasim Photographed in KMTR, Tamil Nadu.

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