4983.000 Abutilon Mill.

Description of the genus

Biennial to perennial herbs or shrubs, usually with stellate hairs. Leaves petiolate, usually ± ovate with a cordate base. Flowers yellow, orange or apricot. Epicalyx 0. Fruit of (5-)10-c.40 mericarps arranged round a central axis; (1-)2-3(-9) seeded. Not an easy genus to name. As in Sida it is ± essential to have ripe mericarps.

Derivation of name: Arabic vernacular name for a species of this genus

Worldwide: Over 100 species in tropical and warm zones

Zimbabwe: 3 cultivated taxa.

No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesContent
megapotamicum A. St.-Hil. & Naudin
striatum Dickson
× hybridum Siebert & Voss

Other sources of information about Abutilon:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Abutilon
Flora of Caprivi: Abutilon
Flora of Malawi: Abutilon
Flora of Mozambique: Abutilon
Flora of Zambia: Abutilon
Flora of Zimbabwe: Abutilon

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Abutilon
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Abutilon
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Abutilon
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Abutilon
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Abutilon

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Abutilon.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=935, retrieved 30 May 2016

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