Abutilon longicuspe Hochst. ex A. Rich.

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Abutilon longicuspe

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Serena Mountain Lodge, Mount Kenya

Abutilon longicuspe

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Serena Mountain Lodge, Mount Kenya

Abutilon longicuspe

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Serena Mountain Lodge, Mount Kenya

Abutilon longicuspe

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Serena Mountain Lodge, Mount Kenya

Abutilon longicuspe

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Serena Mountain Lodge, Mount Kenya

Abutilon longicuspe

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Serena Mountain Lodge, Mount Kenya

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Synonyms: Abutilon cecilii N.E. Br.
Abutilon longicuspe A. Rich. var. epilosum Exell
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial shrub up to 5 m. tall; stems somewhat angular when young, densely greyish stellate hairy; older stems woody. Leaves suborbicular or broadly ovate, up to 20 × 18 cm. but much smaller in upper leaves, cordate at the base, dark green and very shortly stellate velvety above, much paler, greyish, densely stellate-velvety beneath; margin usually distinctly crenate or serrate; petiole usually about as long as the lamina. Flowers numerous, axillary heads, aggregated in terminal and lateral, ultimately leafless heads, pale mauve, lavender or lilac with deep-red-purple centre and radiating purple veins. Petals c. 12 mm. long. Staminal tube deep red-purple and hairless in conical portion, stellate-hairy at the apex. Fruit c. 10 × 15 mm., depressed-subglobose, densely stellate-hairy. Mericarps 12–25, c. 10 × 5–6 mm., not awned.
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Habitat: Mainly on mountain slopes in secondary forest, scrub and along forest margins.
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 2000 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Eastern and southern tropical Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Wednesday 31 May 2017
Literature:

Agnew, A.D.Q (2013). Upland Kenya Wild Flowers and Ferns Nature Kenya - The East Africa Natural History Society Pages 121 - 1.

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 203. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 259.

Exell, A.W. (1961). Malvaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Pages 489 - 490. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 60.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 119.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Abutilon longicuspe.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=138900, retrieved 17 December 2017

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