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Waltheria indica

Waltheria indica (Forest & Kim Starr)

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids II
Ordo: Malvales

Familia: Malvaceae
Subfamilia: Byttnerioideae
Tribus: Hermannieae
Genus: Waltheria
Species: Waltheria indica

Waltheria indica L., Sp. Pl. 2: 673. 1753.

Waltheria americana var. indica (L.) K.Schum. in Engl., Monogr. Afrik. Pflanzen-Fam. 5: 47. 1900.
Waltheria arborescens Cav., Diss. 6: 316. 1788, nom. illeg.

Melochia corchorifolia var. densiflora K.Schum., in ?
Waltheria africana Schum., Beskr. Guin. Pl. 296. 1827.
Waltheria americana L., Sp. Pl. 2: 673. 1753.
Waltheria americana var. densiflora K.Schum. in Engl., Monogr. Afrik. Pflanzen-Fam. 5: 46. 1900.
Waltheria americana var. elliptica (Cav.) K.Schum. in Mart., Fl. Bras. 12(3): 65. 1886.
Waltheria americana var. sahelica Roberty, Bull. Inst. Fondam. Afrique Noire, Ser. A, Sci. Nat. 15: 1403. 1953.
Waltheria americana var. subspicata K.Schum. in Engl., Monogr. Afrik. Pflanzen-Fam. 5: 47. 1900.
Waltheria angustifolia L., Syst. Nat., ed. 10. 1140. 1759.
Waltheria corchorifolia Pers., Syn. Pl. 2: 216. 1806.
Waltheria detonsa A.Gray, Pl. Wright 2: 24. 1853.
Waltheria elliptica Cav., Diss. 6: 316, t. 171(2). 1788.
Waltheria erioclada DC., Prodr. 1: 493. 1824.
Waltheria guineensis Schum. & Thonn. in Schum., Beskr. Guin. Pl. 295. 1827.
Waltheria indica var. americana (L.) R.Br. ex Hosaka, Occas. Pap. Bernice Pauahi Bishop Mus. 13: 224. 1937.
Waltheria laevis Schrank, Pl. Rar. Hort. Monac. Pl. 55. 1820.
Waltheria laxa Thulin, Nord. J. Bot. 19(1): 13. 1999.
Waltheria makinoi Hayata, J. Coll. Sci. Imp. Univ. Tokyo 22: 61. 1906.
Waltheria microphylla Cav., Diss. 6: 317, t. 170(2). 1788.
Waltheria ovata Cav., Diss. 6: 317, t. 171(1). 1788.
Waltheria pauciflora Hochst. ex Mast. in Oliv. & al., Fl. Trop. Afr. 1: 235. 1868.
Waltheria pyrolifolia A.Gray, U.S. Expl. Exped., Phan. 190. 1854.
Waltheria wildii Suess., Proc. & Trans. Rhodesia Sci. Assoc. 43: 107. 1951.


'eFloras 2008. Waltheria indica in Flora of China. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Linnaeus, C. 1753. Species Plantarum 1: 673.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Waltheria indica in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 28-Oct-07.
Wunderlin, R.P. & Hansen, B.F. 2008. Waltheria indica in Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants. Institute for Systematic Botany, University of South Florida, Tampa. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2015 Dec 30.

Vernacular names
English: Uhaloa

Waltheria indica is a species of flowering plant in the mallow family, Malvaceae, that has a pantropical distribution. It is believed to have originated in the Neotropics.[1] Common names include sleepy morning, basora prieta, hierba de soldado, guimauve, mauve-gris, moto-branco, fulutafu, kafaki,[2] and ʻuhaloa (Hawaii).[3] W. indica is a short-lived subshrub or shrub, reaching a height of 2 m (6.6 ft) and a stem diameter of 2 cm (0.79 in). It is most common in dry, disturbed or well-drained, moist habitats. In Puerto Rico, it grows in areas that receive 750–1,800 mm (30–71 in) of annual rainfall and at elevations from sea level to more 400 m (1,300 ft).[2]
Medicinal uses

The roots, leaves and flowers of W. indica are all used medicinally in some cultures,[4].

"Waltheria indica". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 2009-11-19.
"Waltheria indica L. sleepy morning" (PDF). International Institute of Tropical Forestry. United States Forest Service. Retrieved 2009-11-19.
"uhaloa, alaala pu loa, hala uhaloa, hialoa, kanakaloa". Hawaii Ethnobotany Online Database. Bernice P. Bishop Museum. Retrieved 2009-11-19.

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