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Waltheria indica


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.<ref name="GRIN"/> Common names include sleepy morning, basora prieta, hierba de soldado, guimauve, mauve-gris, moto-branco, fulutafu, kafaki,<ref name="IITF">Template:Cite web</ref> and Template:Okinauhaloa (Hawaii).<ref name="Bishop">Template:Cite web</ref> W. indica is a short-lived subshrub or shrub, reaching a height of Template:Convert and a stem diameter of Template:Convert. It is most common in dry, disturbed or well-drained, moist habitats. In Puerto Rico, it grows in areas that receive Template:Convert of annual rainfall and at elevations from sea level to more Template:Convert.<ref name="IITF"/>

Medicinal uses

The roots, leaves and flowers of W. indica are all used medicinally in some cultures,<ref></ref> as are those of its close relative, Waltheria americana.



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