Sida linifolia Cav., Diss. 1: 14 1785. (syn: Malva hirsuta Aubl.; Sida angustissima Miq.; Sida campii Vell.; Sida fiebrigii Ulbr.; Sida graminifolia Rich.; Sida linearifolia Thonn.; Sida longifolia Brandegee; Sida viminea Fisch. ex Link);
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Tropical & Subtropical America, Tropical Africa: Angola, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Burkina, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Suriname, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad-Tobago, Uganda, Venezuela, Windward Is., Zaïre; Introduced into: Hawaii, India, New Caledonia, Thailand as per POWO;
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Herb ID:- 1 (081221): 1 very high res. image.
A herb with very weak stem, the leaves are Lance like and very thin, there seems to be a white suffusion along the central laminal space, the flowers are axial, cream colored, red-crimson throat with many stamens.
Peppara WLS adjoining the Agasthyamalai biosphere reserve, Kerala.


Please check Malvaceae, Hibiscus??


Could not find a match as per comparative images at
https://efloraofindia.com/2011/03/05/hibiscus/


Malvaceae member?


I go for Sida


Sida linifolia Juss. ex Cav.


Sida linifolia Juss. ex Cav.
This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical America, Tropical Africa


This is also reported from Kerala, Trivandrum.


 

 


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References: POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  GBIF (High resolution specimens) IBIS Flora  CABI  Pl@ntNet  Sida linifolia Cav. (Malvaceae) · a new record for India (1993)

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