Shrubs of Morni: Indian Mallow

May 4, 2013

Indian Mallow/ Atibala (Abutilon Indicum) is a small tropical shrub with ovate/heart-shaped leaves with serrated margins that flowers from September to April. The dainty orange-yellow flowers are about an inch in diameter and occur solitary in axils on long stalks. Fruiting carpels are flat-topped and form a dark and hairy head. Seeds are kidney-shaped. The plant is used in traditional systems of medicine like Sidda. The root, bark, flowers, leaves and seeds of the plant are used to prepare different medicinal formulations including expectorants, tonics, anti-inflammatory medicines, aphrodisiacs, laxatives, diuretics, analgesics etc

Indian Mallow, Chandi-Kotla, Morni-Pinjore (April)

Indian Mallow, Chandi-Kotla, Morni-Pinjore (April)

Indian Mallow (Flower and fruit),Chandi-Kotla,  Morni-Pinjore

Indian Mallow (Flower and fruit),Chandi-Kotla, Morni-Pinjore

 

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