Malvaceae member for identification : 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
attached a photograph of the wild Malvaceae plant. Found in forest floor in central India.
It’s a shrub about 1 M tall. Flowers are yellow, with the dark red centre and 10 cm across, leaves are like arrowhead 10 -15 cm across. Fruits are like Bhindi 4-5 cm across.
Please help if somebody is familiar with the plant.
The leaves with plant are the key characters.
But unfortunately I am unable to find similar description for the same in BSI’s Flora of Maharashtra.
I hope some senior field botanist and scientist could help in proper Identification.
Pl. check with the comparative images at
I think side view of the flower showing calyx and epicalyx is required for final I’d.
I have checked all and none is matching 😔