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Abutilon indicum

Abutilon indicum
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Copyright: Nirmal Roberts (nirmalroberts) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 347 W: 64 N: 705] (2857)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-19
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S6500fd, Fujinon f=6.2-66.7(28-300)mm 1:2.8-4.9, Marumi 58mm UV Haze
Exposure: f/6.4, 1/56 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-11-30 2:48
Viewed: 7125
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Abutilon indicum.
Synonym: Sida indica.
Common name: Country Mallow.
Common Hindi name: Kanghi.
Plant: 1-2m. Usually a perennial shrub.
Leaves: Heart-shaped pointed leaves are silky soft.
Flower: 2-3cm cross. Flowers open in the evening.
Distributed throughout warmer parts of India. Often dominant on disturbed land.
Used in the treatment of dysentery and opacity of the cornea. The leaves contain 0.01% rutin and are used as a demulcent. A tea made from the dried leaves is used in the treatment of dysentery and fevers. A poultice of the leaves is applied to ulcers. The bark is astringent and diuretic. A tea made from the dried root is used in the treatment of dysentery and urinary incontinence. It is also used to treat fevers. The seed is powdered and eaten in the treatment of dysentery, stomach-aches etc. It is demulcent, diuretic, emollient, laxative and stomachic.
A fibre obtained from the stems is used as a jute substitute. It is coarse but flexible and strong. It is also used in rope-making. It takes dyes well. The fibre is also used for making paper, the stems are harvested in the summer, the leaves removed and the stems steamed in order to remove the fibres. The seeds contain about 19% of a semi-drying oil.
Many times the plant is confused with Sida rhombifolia, which is a different species. To see Sida rhombifolia, please click here.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3043 W: 3 N: 8701] (40526)
  • [2007-11-30 2:56]

Hello Nirmal,
Interesting shot showing this small and fine flower in an almost 3D way. Pleasant composition,and nice details ( I like a lot the shape of the leaves). I just wonder what medicinal use they have.
Thanks and best regards

Hello Nirmal,
The yellow flower stands out well however tiny it is!
The colour contrasts so well with the lush greenery, and the delicate petals are captured with fine details...
A fine composition showing this fine plant!
Pablo -

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 297 W: 21 N: 1936] (13293)
  • [2007-11-30 3:44]

Hi Nirmal,

Lovely "cousin" of a species we have here. Excellent picture, and most intersting note!



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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5804 W: 89 N: 14916] (62531)
  • [2007-11-30 4:10]

this yellow flowers aren't easy to take so clear as you made, a very good work,have a nice dAY,Luciano

Hi Nirmal,
Great shot, very clear, sharp and good colors.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-11-30 7:03]

Hello Nirmal
What an excellent macro of this little flower and its beautiful leaves! Great sharpness and very good DOF. I like a lot the composition.
My best regards

lovely depth and contrast to this beautiful little flower...nice details to the veins in the petals...lots of good info as well...

Hi Nirmal,
A very good captured shot of this mallow flower. Very nicely composed with very good details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • Isu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 313 W: 0 N: 21] (1663)
  • [2007-12-01 12:10]
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Geniales detalles y colores.
Buen encuadre y acertada exposición.
Saludos, Sira.

Hello Nirmal,
precisely placed within sharp focus, the juicy yellow blossom with distinctly shaped leaves and buds stand out very well against a dark blurred background. Very pleasant gentle light. The yellow blossom so well shaped by light and shadow. Another botanical beauty from Uttar Pradesh. Interesting to read how well that pretty plant is serving human needs.
Thank you! My best regards,

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