Botanical name: Abutilon persicum Family: Malvaceae (Mallow family)
Synonyms: Sida macrophylla, Sida persica, Sida polyandra
Persian Mallow is a large erect shrub, growing up to 1-2 m high. It has few slender branches. Ovate, irregularly toothed leaves are alternately arranged on the stems, up to 15 cm long. Leaves are hairy beneath. Large, showy, 5-petalled, orange-yellow flowers are 5-8 cm across, and occur on racemes at the end of branches. The petals have purple lines at the base. Persian Mallow is found in NE India, Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, Maharastra, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Western Ghats, Tropical Himalayas; Africa, Myanmar, Malaysia. Flowering: November-January.
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