Helicteres elongata Wallich (India: Sikkim; rare (known from type collection only); Bhutan, Bangladesh and Myanmar)
Helicteres hirsuta Lour. (West Bengal (Darjeeling), Sikkim and Assam; Myanmar, Indo-China, China and Malesia (sometimes cultivated))
Helicteres isora L. (India: In dry deciduous forests up to 1500 m as an undergrowth, throughout; Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, S. China, S.E. Asia and Australia)
Helicteres obtusa Wallich (India: Andaman and Nicobar Islands; Myanmar and China)
Helicteres plebeja Kurzin (India: West Bengal, Assam and Nagaland; Bhutan and Myanmar)

BinomialHabitNotesReferencesDistributionCommon name
Helicteres isora L.Large ShrubDry Evergreen to Dry Deciduous ForestsFlora of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983All districtsValamburi, Vadampuri, Valamburi-Idampuri

Botanical nameSynonymsFamilyCommon name
Helicteres isora Sterculiaceae East-Indian Screw Tree

Helicteres isora L. (Tropical Himalaya, India, east to S. China, Malaysia, Australia)

Helicteres elongata Wallich ex Masters in J. D. Hooker [Bangladesh, ?Bhutan, India (Darjeeling, ?Sikkim), Myanmar, Thailand].
Helicteres hirsuta Loureiro [Cambodia, India, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam].
Helicteres isora Linnaeus [?Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam; N Australia].
Helicteres obtusa Wallich ex Kurz [India (Andaman and Nicobar Islands), Myanmar, Thailand].
Helicteres plebeja Kurz [?Bhutan, NE India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam].

Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of Himachal Pradesh By Narain Singh Chauhan (1999)- Details-

A Dictionary of the Economic Products of India, Volume 4 By George Watt (1893)- Details-

Indigenous Drugs Of India By Chopra R N (1933)- Details-

Forest Plants of Eastern India By Amal Bhusan Chaudhuri (1993)- Brief details-
Helicteres spicata Colebr. ex G. Don is a synonym of Helicteres hirsuta Lour.

An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu, India By K. M. Matthew (1995)- Details-

Flora of Medak District, Andhra Pradesh, India By T. Pullaiah, Chintala Prabhakar, B. Ravi Prasad Rao (1998)- Details-

Flora of Ranga Reddi District Andhra Pradesh, India By T. Pullaiah, M. Silar Mohammed (2000)- Details-

Flora of Eastern Ghats: Hill Ranges of South East India, Volume 1 By T. Pullaiah, D. Muralidhara Rao, K. Sri Ramamurthy (2002)- Details-

Flora Indica, Or, Descriptions of Indian Plants, Volume 3 By William Roxburgh, William Carey  (1832)- Details-

Helicteres (Malvaceae) : 1 post by 1 author.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Helicteres (Pl. click).

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

Any comments/ corrections are welcome.