Byttneria pilosa Roxb. (China (Yunnan), Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Java, India, Myanmar [Burma], peninsular Malaysia (Perak, Pahang), India (Darjeeling, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur), Sikkim, Bangladesh as per Catalogue of Life)


BSI Flora of India with details & keys (Volume 3- 1993) (Distribution):
Byttneria andamanensis Kurz (India: Often found near the coasts and along creeks. Andaman & Nicobar Islands; Myanmar)
Byttneria grandifolia DC. (India: Bihar, West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Megbalaya and Andaman & Nicobar Islands; Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, S. China, and Indo-China) (syn. Buenneria aspera Colebr. ex Wallich in Roxb.)
Byttneria herbacea Roxb. (India: An undergrowth in deciduous forests and shady places. Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Nagaland, West Bengal, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu)
Byttneria pilosa Roxb. (India: West Bengal (Darjeeling), Sikkim, Assam Meghalaya and Manipur; Bangladesh and Myanmar)

Binomial Habit Notes Ref. Distrib.
Prostrate herb Plains, Degraded
Flora of Tamil
Nadu, VOL. I, 1983; Matthew, 1983
Dharmapuri, Nilgiri, Salem, Tiruvanna malai, Viluppuram


Botanical name Family Common name
Byttneria herbacea Malvaceae Herbaceous Byttneria

Species with distribution in annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal (Distribution):
Byttneria crenulata Wall. ex Mast. (Nepal, Burma)
Byttneria grandifolia DC. (Tropical Himalaya (Nepal, Sikkim), Assam, Indo-China, S. China)


Byttneria grandifolia Candolle [Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Laos, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam].
Byttneria pilosa Roxburgh [Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam].


Buenneria aspera Colebr. ex Wallich in Roxb. is a syn. of Byttneria grandifolia DC.


Flora of Eastern Ghats: Hill Ranges of South East India, Volume 1 By T. Pullaiah, D. Muralidhara Rao, K. Sri Ramamurthy (2012)- Details-
Byttneria herbacea



Byttneria (Malvaceae) : 1 post by 1 author.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Byttneria (Pl. click).

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

Any comments/ corrections are welcome.

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