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Bhumibala (Sanskrit: भूमिबल)

Malvaceae (mallow family) » Sida cordata


SEE-duh -- in Greek, for a type of water lily although now a name for a type of mallow

kor-DAY-tuh -- meaning, heart-shaped; referring to leaves


commonly known as: heartleaf fanpetals • Hindi: भूइनी bhuinii • Kannada: bekkinathale gida • Malayalam: kuruntotti, nela-vaga • Sanskrit: भूमिबल bhumibala, नागबल nagabala • Tamil: kurunthotti, mayirmanikkam • Telugu: benda, gayapaku, tirunala



... leaves 1-5.5 cm long, 1-5 cm broad, narrowly to broadly ovate, lanceolate in terminal branches, crenate to serrate, cordate or rounded at base, acuminate at apex, lower surface stellate pubescent, upper with stellate and simple, strigose hairs; stipules filiform, 2-4 mm long; petiole 1-4 cm long.



References: Further Flowers of Sahyadri by Shrikant Ingalhalikar • eFlora

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Taken on November 3, 2007