Eriolaena quinquelocularis (Wight & Arn.) WightIcon. Pl. Ind. Orient. 3: t. 822 1844. (syn. Microchlaena flavescens Garcke ex Mast. (Unresolved); Microchlaena quinquelocularis Wight & Arn.; Wallichia quinquclocularis Steud. (Unresolved); Wallichia quinquelocularis (Wight & Arn.) Steud.);
India: Bihar, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala as per BSI Flora of India;
 
Bothi • Marathi: बोथी Bothi, • Tamil: Malamtutti, Vattanunnu • Malayalam: Vetinar • Kannada: Kondigida, Gomajjige, Kattale • Konkani: Bujaridamu • Assamese: Bhawa; 
 
The tribes in Nashik district regard bothi as very auspicious. They tie twigs of bothi to their doors to keep out evil spirits!
   


on Pasarani ghat near Panchgani, Maharashtra on 22 Jun 2008.  Eriolaena quinquelocularis – indiantreepix | Google Groups

Malvaceae; Earlier Sterculiaceae
Mahabaleshwar Maharashtra Pune July. 




Eriolaena quinquelocularis
Mahabaleshwar


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Malvaceae tree for ID 270212MK01 : Attachments (5).  4 posts by 3 authors.

Please help me to identify this tree found in Sathyamangalam RF. The location was quite an evergreen patch.
Date: 26 Dec 2011
Alt: c. 1000 metres
Height: c. 5 m
Leaves: c. 10 x 10cm
Inflorescence possibly a raceme; buds 3cm long

Eriolaena sp., I suppose.


ya! i too think this is eriolaena quinquelocularis family malvaceae
called as bothi in maharashtra.
The tribes in Nashik district regard bothi as very auspicious. They tie twigs of bothi to their doors to keep out evil spirits!


The specimen of this (if Eriolaena quinquelocularis) had been collected in Mudumalai wls, TN; http://tropicos.org/Name/30401752?tab=specimens


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pterospermum acerifolium : Attachments (3). 4 posts by 3 authors.
Is it Pterospermum acerifolium
Validate Please
At Junnar,Maharashtra


Eriolaena sp. I think,


Yes, I agree with … It is E. quinquelocularis.


This was photograhed on the way to Kalsubai.  
Local name: Bothi
Bot. name: Eriolaena quinquelocularis 
family: sterculiaceae
Its a small tree around 3 m tall.


Bot. name: Eriolaena quinquelocularis
Family: Sterculiaceae
Location: En-route Rajgad.


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