||Urena americana L. f., Urena grandiflora DC.
||Red - Pink
||Unga, Lapetua, Bachita
|English / Trade Name
||Common Purple Mallow, Aramina, Bur mallow
|Vernacular /Local Name
||Up to 1500 m
||Fruits globose break into five fine-barbed.
||Occurs in waterways swamps, forest margins and roadsides
||Asia, China, The Indian Sub-continent And South-eastern Asia - American Samoa, Florida, Guam, Hawaii, Louisiana, Puerto Rico.
||Bark tough and fibrous, brown on the outside.
|Distribution in Haryana
||Ambala, Bhiwani, Gurgaon, M. Garh, Mewat, Morni-Pinjore, Palwal, Rewari, Yamuna Nagar
||Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
|Description of Species
||Ascendant under shrub and up to 2.5 m tall; stems covered with minute star-like hairs and often tinged purple. Leaves extremely variable in size and shape, usually ovate to orbicular, unlobed to shallowly lobed or deeply irregularly incised towards base, velvety tomentose on both sides,7-ribbed at base. Flowers axillary, solitary or 2 - 3 in clusters; Epicalyx segments closely enveloping calyx and shortly adnate to it, linear to lanceolate, acute, minute stellate-hairy outside; calyx tubular to campanulate ovate to deltoid, acute to acuminate, with nectaries at base; corolla pink with a purple centre. Fruit schizocarps, globose break into five fine-barbed, dorsally and laterally stellate-hairy and reticulate veined. Seeds 2 - 3 mm across, reniform, minutely hairy or glabrous, brown.
||Leaves extremely variable in size and shape, usually ovate to orbicular, unlobed to shallowly lobed or deeply irregularly incised towards base, velvety tomentose on both sides,7-ribbed at base.