Flora of the Nilgiris

Plants from Flora of Nilgiri Biosphere (Northern Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve)
Malvaceae
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Sida rhombifolia L.

English Name : Angled Sida
Irula Name : Kuthukalagandrai
Tamil Name : Chitha mutti, Karisalanganni
Hindi Name : Atibala
Malayalam Name : Anakurunthotti

Habit : A spreading herb.

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Urena lobata L. ssp. sinuata (L.) Borssum.

English Name : Common Purple Mallow
Irula Name : Kattu vendai geda
Tamil Name : Ottatti



Habit : A shrub with rough tomentum.

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Sida cordifolia L.

English Name : Country Mallow
Irula Name : Ottumolai, Ottumar chedi, Thutti, Bhootacedi




Habit : A small shrub.

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Hibiscus micranthus L.f.


Irula Name : Ottai kallai, Kallai chedi




Habit : A small shrub.

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Abutilon indicum (L.) Sweet ssp. indicum

English Name : Country Mallow
Irula Name : Uluku soppu
Tamil Name : Thuthi



Habit : A tomentose shrub.

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Kydia calycina Roxb.

English Name : Roxburgh's Kydia
Irula Name : Bendai
Tamil Name : Vattakannu
Hindi Name : Pula


Habit : A small or moderate sized deciduous tree.

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