Thespesia populnea (Paras bhendi)

Taxonomy

Kingdom:
Plantae
Division:
Angiospermae
Class:
Magnoliopsida
Order:
Malvales
Family:
Malvaceae
Genus:
Thespesia
Species :
T. populnea
Height:
30 - 50 Feet
Leaf Size:
4 - 7 cm
Leaf Type:
-

Commonly known as the Portia Tree, it is a species of flowering plant in the mallow family, Malvaceae. It is a small tree or arborescent shrub that has a pantropical distribution, found on coasts around the world. However, the Portia Tree is probably native only to the Old World and may have originated in India. Its name is ultimately derived from the Puvarasu (Tamil) – the wood from the tree was used by early Tamil people to make instruments in ancient Tamilakam.

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Requirement

Soil: Neutral

Sunlight: -

Utility

Medicinal: Anti-microbial properties

Flowers: -

Fruit: -

Importance

Religious: -

Cultural: -