Abutilon ranadei Woodr. et. Stapf., Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1894: 99 1894.;
Images by Mayur Nandikar, Prashant Awale & Pravin Kavale, (inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade)

/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/PC045510.JPG
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/IMG_5249.jpg
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/IMG_5236.jpg
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/DSC01508.JPG
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/DSC01506.JPG

Son Ghanta • Marathi: सोनघंटा Son Ghanta;
It is a shrub 3-5 ft tall characterized by 2 inch long bell-like hanging golden yellow flowers. The five petals are 4 cm long, orange yellow, veined with purple. Stamens are united at the base into a tube 2.5 cm long. Styles are 5, longer than the stamens. Alternately arranged leaves, 10-20 cm long, are heart-shaped, long-pointed, with toothed margins. Fruit is 2 cm long, hairy and ribbed. Flowering: January-February.  
Son Ghanta is one of the critically endangered plant species of the Western Ghats. It is endemic and restricted to four districts of Maharashtra State.

at Amba Ghat- Kolhapur- Ratnagiri Road from its Type locality on 4th December 2009; at “Gothane, Kundi Ghat”- 27-01-2010; Flora Picture of the year- 2009- Mayur Nandikar – efloraofindia | Google Groups Abutilon ranadei-280110-PKA1 – efloraofindia | Google Groups

Marathi name Son-ghanta
At Rajgad,Pune
27 Dec,2010 


This is very beautiful…. really the son-ghanta!! I thought it would mean Golden Bell.


Malvaceae week- Abutilon ranadei- PKA1: Bot. name: Abutilon ranadei
Family: Malvaceae
Date: 27-01-2010
Habitat: Wild
Plant Habit: Shrub
Location: @ “Gothane, Kundi Ghat”.


Common name: Son Ghanta • Marathi: सोनघंटा Son Ghanta
Botanical name: Abutilon ranadei    Family: Malvaceae (Mallow family)
Son Ghanta is one of the critically endangered plant species of the Western Ghats. It is endemic and restricted to four districts of Maharashtra State.
This endangered species was named after N. B. Ranade who was the keeper of the Herbarium at the College of Science, Pune, who died of the plague in 1897.
It is a shrub 3-5 ft tall characterized by 2 inch long bell-like hanging golden yellow flowers. The five petals are 4 cm long, orange yellow, veined with purple. Stamens are united at the base into a tube 2.5 cm long. Styles are 5, longer than the stamens. Alternately arranged leaves, 10-20 cm long, are heart-shaped, long-pointed, with toothed margins. Fruit is 2 cm long, hairy and ribbed. Flowering: January-February.

Looks like colors of Indian flag.. for a few seconds I thought some one was pulling a fast one…
but you are on the up and up… 


this is one of the rare plant.. 


 

Bot. name: Abutilon ranadei
Family: Malvaceae
Date: 27-01-2010
Habitat: Wild

Plant Habit: Shrub
Location: @ “Gothane, Kundi Ghat”.


Excellent …


 

References:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.