Family – Malvaceae

16 genera in Sri Lanka

Family – Malvaceae

  1. MALVACEAE

119.01. ABELMOSCHUS Medikus #

A.angulosus Wall, ex Wight & Arn. [Hibiscus angulosus var. grandifiorus (Thw.) Masters] [Hibiscus angulosus var. purpureus (Thw.) Masters] S:kapu-kinissa

A.esculentus (L.) Moench* [Hibiscus esculentus L.] E:lady’s fingers, okra S:bandakka T:vandakkay

A.ficulneus (L.) Wight & Arn. ex Wight [Hibiscus ficulneus L.]

A.moschatus Medikus [Hibiscus abelmoschus L.] S:kapu-kinissa T:katukkasturi

119.02. ABUTILON Miller

A.crispum (L.) Medikus [Abutilon crispum G. Don] • A.hirtum (Lam.) Sweet [Abutilon graveolens Wight & Arn.] T:vaddattutti

A.indicum (L.) Sweet subsp.guineense (Schum.) Borssum Waalkes [Abutilon asiaticum (L.) Sweet] Sranoda T.peruntulli, peruntutti, vaddattutti

A.pannosum (Forster f.) Schldl. [Abutilon muticum (Del. ex DC.) Sweet]

A.persicum (Burm. f.} Merr.*

A.subumbellatum Philcox

119.03. ALTHEA L.

A.rosea (L.)Cav.* E:ho!lyhock

119.04. ANODA Cav.

A.cristata (L.) Schldl. [Anoda hastata (L.) Cav.]

119.05. DICELLOSTYLES Benth.

D.axillaris (Thw.) Benth.

119.06. GOSSYPIUM L.

G.arboreum L. Exotton S:kapu

G.barbadense L. E:sea island cotton

G.hirsittum L.

119.07. HIBISCUS L.

H.cannabinus L.

H.eriocarpus DC. [Hibiscus collinus Roxb.] T:parutti .

H.furcatus Roxb. S:napiritta

H.Iobatus (Murray) Kuntze [Hibiscus solandra L’Herit.]

H.lunariifolius Willd.

H.micranthus L. f. S:bebila T:perumaddi

H.panduriformis Burm. f.

H.purpureus Forssk.*

H.rosa-sinensis L.* E:shoeflower S:sapaththu mal, wada

H.sabdariffa L. E:Jamaican sorell, Rozelle S:rata-bilincha T:pulinchakira

H.schizopetalus (Masters) Hook, f.*

H.surattensis L. S:hin-napiritta

H.tiliaceus L. S:beli-patta T:artia, nir-paratthi

H.vitifolius L. S:maha-epala T:vaddattutti

119.08. JULOSTYLIS Thw.

J.angustifolia (Arn.) Thw. S:kirella

119.09. MALVAL.

M.parviflora L.

119.10. MALVASTRUM A. Gray

M.coromandelianum (L.) Garcke [Malvastrum tricuspidatum (Ait. f.) A. Gray]

119.11 .MALVAVISCUS Fabr.

M.arboreus Cav.*

M.pendutiflorus Mocino & Sesse ex DC.*

119.12. PAVONIA Cav.

P.fryxelliana Fosberg & Sachet

P.odorata Willd.

P.procumbens (Wight & Arn.) Walp. [Pavonia glechomifolia (A. Rich.) Garcke ex Schweinf.]

P.zeylanica (L.) Cav.

119.13. SIDA L.

S.acuta Burm. f. S:gas-bevila

S.alnifolia L.

S.cordata (Burm. f.) Borssum Waalkes [Sida humilis Cav.] S:bevila T:palampadu, palampasi

S.cordifolia L. S:heen-anoda, wal-bevila T:hevakanpudu

S.mysorensis Wight & Am. S:giriwadi-bevila, siriwedi-bevila

S.rhombifolia L. S:kotikan-bevila Txhittamaddi

S.spinosa L. [Sida alba L.]

119.14. THESPESIA Sol. ex Correa

T.lampas (Cav.) Dalz. & Gibson S:wal-kapu

T.populnea (L.) Sol. ex Correa E:tulip tree S:suriya

T:kavarachu, puvarachu

119.15. URENA L.

U.lobata L. S:patta-epala U.sinuata L. S:heen-epala, patta-epala

119.16. WISSADULA Medikus

W.contracta (Link) R. E. Fries [Wissadula leschenaultiana (DC.) Masters]

W.periplocifolia (L.) PresI ex Thw. [Wissadula zeylanica Medikus] S:kiri-kaju

 

Reference – A CHECK LIST OF THE FLOWERING PLANTS; Lilani Kumudini Senaratna, B.Sc. (Colombo) M.Phil. (OUSL), Department of Botany, The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda.  Published by National Science Foundation 47/5, Maitland, Place Colombo 7 SRI LANKA

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