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: 17 taxa.

Abutilon angulatum var. angulatum

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SpeciesLinks to mapsFZ divisionsContent
angulatum (Guill. & Perr.) Mast. var. angulatum N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
angulatum (Guill. & Perr.) Mast. var. macrophyllum (Baker f.) Hochr.E
austro-africanum Hochr.W,S
englerianum Ulbr.N,C,S
fruticosum Guill. & Perr.S
grandiflorum G. DonE,SDescription, Image
hirtum (Lam.) SweetN,S
indicum (L.) Sweet subsp. guineense (Schumach.) Borss.Waalk.W,S
lauraster Hochr.N,SImage
longicuspe Hochst. ex A. Rich.E
mauritianum (Jacq.) Medik.N,C,E,SDescription, Image
pycnodon Hochr.W,C,S
ramosum (Cav.) Guill. & Perr.N,W,E,SDescription, Image
rehmannii Baker f.S
sonneratianum (Cav.) SweetC,E,S
sp.no.1 (Drummond 7842)S
sp.no.2 (Phipps 1309)N

Other sources of information about Abutilon:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Abutilon
Flora of Mozambique: Abutilon
Flora of Zambia: 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, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Abutilon.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=935, retrieved 1 September 2014

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