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Common name

English: Boater bush

Mandarin: 蛇婆子 (she po zi)


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Malvales (80)

        Family: Malvaceae (60)(family description)

          Genus: Waltheria (2)

            Epithet: indica L. (12)

Synonym: Waltheria africana K. Schum.

africana => of African origin

indica => from or referring in some way to India


Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: yellow

External links

Check for Waltheria indica at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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