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Common Name : Ragged Mallow     -       Scientific Name : Abutilon pannosum (Malvaceae)       -       Other Name : Wal Anoda (S)
Pallekandal Pitiya

This is a common species in the low country dry zone. It is also native to tropical Africa, Arabia, Pakistan, Afghanistan and India.

The conservation status of this species is regarded as Least Concerned (National Red List 2012).

The powdered leaves are eaten with bee’s honey as treatment for diarrhea, and stomach problems. Chopped leaves are also used to treat skin infections.

The Ragged Mallow is more common towards the western part of the park.