Malvaceae Week: Hibiscus sp from Amboli forest: Hibiscus sp from Amboli forest
Stem, leaves, petioles and pedicels are not covered with recurved prickles, involucral bracts have no leafy appendages. This is hence not H. furcatus but Decaschistia trilobata.
Stem, leaves, petioles and pedicels are covered with recurved prickles…. pls have a proper look.. its on the edges of the road in Amboli Ghat..
Decaschistia trilobata is also found in Amboli, but not in forest,, its found on the open plateau,,, its a straight herb with hairs.
I feel it may be sps of Abelmoscus.
Seeds for ID 210812 NB3: in my last trip to india dec.11-jan.12 i collected some seeds in capsules.
I can’t remember now, how the tree lookd like. Perhaps someone can identify them.
This fruits & seeds are of Cochlospermum religiosum (L.) Alston
It looks like a species of Hibiscus to me.
hmm, but my seeds don’t have hair and the capsule has five Petals.
Thank you all for taking so much efforts for identifying the seeds.
Yes, good idea, …
I have many fotos of flowers but sometimes there were flowers and no pods and sometimes there were just pods and no flowers. I like collecting pods and seeds apart from flowers and like to see what the sapling look like.Some pods are very interesting looking. While collecting seeds, i am happy, if i am alone. If my husband is with me, the things are very different. :-((( That was the case in my last trip to India.