Decasehistia crotonifolia Wight & Arn. (India: In deciduous forests of Western Ghats and Deccan plateau, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala)
Decaschistia cuddapahensis T. K. Paul & Nayar (India: Deccan plateau in scrub forests between 150 and 700 m. Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu) (syn. of Decaschistia rufa Craib as per Malvaceae of Southern Peninsular India: A Taxonomic Monograph (1996))
Decaschistia rufa Craib (India: Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu) 
Decaschistia trilobata Wight (India: In evergreen and deciduous forests of Western Ghats and Deccan plateau. Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala)

Binomial Habit Notes References Distribution
Wight & Arn.
Erect Shrub Western Ghats
& Eastern Ghats, Dry Deciduous Forests 
Flora of Tamil
Nadu, VOL. I, 1983; Gamble, 1957
Dharmapuri, Dindigul, Nilgiri, Salem, Tiruvannamalai,  Viluppuram


Botanical name Family Common name
Decaschistia crotonifolia Malvaceae Croton Leaf Mysore Mallow
Decaschistia trilobata Malvaceae Lobed Leaved Mysore Mallow

Malvaceae of Southern Peninsular India: A Taxonomic Monograph By V. V. Sivarajan, A. K. Pradeep (1996)- Details with keys
Decaschistia rufa Craib (Syn: Decaschistia cuddapahensis T.K.Paul & M.P.Nayar )
Flora of Eastern Ghats: Hill Ranges of South East India, Volume 1 By T. Pullaiah, D. Muralidhara Rao, K. Sri Ramamurthy (2002)- Details-
1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants edited by Kerry Scott Walter, Harriet J. Gillett-
Decaschistia rufa Craib – Endangered- Tamilnadu
An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu, India By K. M. Matthew 91995)- details-
Hot spots of endemic plants of India, Nepal and Bhutan by M. P. NayarTropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute, 1996 – Science252 pages-

Decaschistia crotonifolia Wight & Arn., shrub; Peninsular India.
Decaschistia cuddapahensis T.K.Paul & M.P.Nayar ; Rare; Chittoor. Cuddapah in E. Ghats: shrub (syn. of Decaschistia rufa Craib as per Malvaceae of Southern Peninsular India: A Taxonomic Monograph (1996))
Decaschistia rufa Craib; endangered or possibly extinct; shrub; southern E.Ghats.

Antidiabetic Plants in India and Herbal Based Antidiabetic Research By T. Pullaiah, K. Chandrasekhar Naidu (2003)- Details-
Decaschistia (Malvaceae) :  1 post by 1 author.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Decaschistia (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.

If someone can provide complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.

Any comments/ corrections are welcome.


Pl. go through Decaschistia (‎‎‎Malvaceae) page with images of species in efloraofindia.

If you find any incorrect identification, pl. let us know. If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), if any, or can identify unidentified images, it will be really nice.



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