Senra incana Cav., Diss. 2: 83 1786. (syn: Dumreichera arabica Hochst. & Steud.; Gossypium bakeri Watt; Senra arabica Webb; Senra bakeri (Watt) Prokh.; Senra nubica Webb; Senra nubica var. microphylla Mattei; Senra zoes Volkens & Schweinf.; Serraea arabica (Hochst. & Steud.) Mattei; Serraea incana Spreng.; Serraea nubica (Webb) Mattei; Serraea rupestris Edgew.; Serraea zoeae (Volkens & Schweinf.) Mattei);    

Saudi Arabia (Hejaz), Oman (Dhofar), Saudi Arabia (Asir), Yemen (Aden Desert,
coastal Hadhramaut, SW-Yemen, Tihama), Pakistan (Karachi, Sind, Baluchistan),
Socotra, NW-India (Gujarat), Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia,
NE-Kenya as per Catalogue of Life;


Erect or climbing herbs or undershrubs. Stems and branches soft brownish pubescent. Leaves alternate, simple or deeply 3 lobed, suborbicular to orbicular, about 1.5-4.5 x 1.3 x 3.5 cm across, base deeply cordate to truncate, lobes deltoid, margins crenate-dentate, apex acute to obtuse, pubescent with stellate hairs both above and beneath, petiole pubescent, about 1.5-3.5 cm across, stipules linear filiform, about 2 mm long. Inflorescence usually axillary solitary, rarely terminal clusters. Flowers bisexual, pedicel about 0.5-1.5 cm long, epicalyx 3, large, base free, membranous when mature, about 1.5-2.5 cm across, calyx 5 lobed, about 5 mm long, corolla campanulate, petals 5, purple, blue or rarely yellow, about 1.5-3 x 1-1.5 cm across. Staminal column, 5 toothed at apex, about 8-15 mm long, anthers basifixed, in the upper half. Ovary 5 carpellate, ovules 2 per locule, style 5. Fruit dehiscent, capsule, ovoid, about 6 x 5 mm across, ribbed, reticulate, chartaceous, slightly winged, dehiscing loculicidally, wrinkled, villous or pubescent. Seeds reniform, about 2 x 1 mm across, villous or pubescent, brown.

Flowering/Fruiting: November—April.
Coastal places.
Asia: India: Gujarat, Maharashtra; Pakistan, Saudi Arabia; Africa: Ethiopia, Nubia
(Attributions- Ganeshaiah, K. N., UAS, Bangalore, India. Kailash, B. R., ATREE, Bangalore, India. Royal Norwegian Embassy grants. Indian Bioresource Information Network (IBIN), Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi from India Biodiversity Portal)



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Please help to identify this small plant about two feet tall at Village Tera, Bhuj in Kutch on 8th March,2020.


No flowers, no idea..


Yes …, its difficult…thanks


Could be Malvaceae member,

check with Abutilon,


Could not find a match as per comparative images at Abutilon (with species so far in efi site) 


Are the fruits look like OKRA?


Gossypium sp. (Malvaceae Family)


For me, it’s looks like a Senra incana

(Local name-Abdau Kapas /Abdau vonn).


Sirji it looks like Senra incana, Malvaceae


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PFA a plant (yesterday identified) growing in a pot at one of my students home at Bhuj.

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