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Flowering Plants of Kerala: Old Garden Roses

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Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division: Magnoliophyta or Angiosperms – Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicots
Subclass: Rosidae
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae (The Rose family)
Botanical name: Rosa sps
Habit: Perennial Shrub

Flowering Plants of Kerala: Periwinkle

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Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division: Magnoliophyta or Angiosperms – Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicots
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae (The Oleander family)
Botanical name: Vinca rosea or Catharanthus roseus
Common Name: Periwinkle or Madagascar Periwinkle
Malayalam Name: Shavam Naari or Nithyakallyani or Ushamalari
Habit: Perennial Subshrub

Flowering Plants of Kerala: White Mussaenda

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Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division: Magnoliophyta or Angiosperms – Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicots
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Rubiales
Family: Rubiaceae (The Coffee family)
Botanical name: Mussaenda philippica 'Aurorae'
Common Name: White Mussaenda
Habit: Perennial Shrub

Flowering Plants of Kerala: Globe Amaranth

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Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division: Magnoliophyta or Angiosperms – Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicots
Subclass: Caryophyllidae
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae (The Amaranth family)
Botanical name: Gomphrena globosa
Common Name: Bachelor's Buttons or Globe Amaranth
Malayalam Name: Vaadaamalli
Habit: Annual Herb

Flowering Plants of Kerala: Hibiscus, the Rose of China

On In
Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division: Magnoliophyta or Angiosperms – Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicots
Subclass: Dilleniidae
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae (The Mallow family)
Botanical name: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Common Name: Tropical Hibiscus or China Rose or Shoe Flower
Malayalam Name: Chemparathi
Habit: Perennial Shrub