Abutilon ramosum (Cav.) Guill. & Perr.

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Abutilon ramosum

Photo: Bart Wursten
On path to campsite, Sinamatella, Hwange NP

Abutilon ramosum

Photo: Bart Wursten
On path to campsite, Sinamatella, Hwange NP

Abutilon ramosum

Photo: Bart Wursten
On path to campsite, Sinamatella, Hwange NP

Abutilon ramosum

Photo: Bart Wursten
On path to campsite, Sinamatella, Hwange NP

Abutilon ramosum

Photo: Bart Wursten
On path to campsite, Sinamatella, Hwange NP

Abutilon ramosum

Photo: Bart Wursten
On path to campsite, Sinamatella, Hwange NP

Abutilon ramosum

Photo: Bart Wursten
On path to campsite, Sinamatella, Hwange NP

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Synonyms: Abutilon harmsianum Ulbr.
Sida ramosa Cav.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Suffrutex up to c. 1.25 m tall. Stems branching near the base, erect or sometimes spreading, becoming woody near the base. most parts densely covered with short stellate hairs, often somewhat rough, usually with additional longer hairs and sticky glands, particularly when young. Leaves broadly ovate-cordate, sometimes shallowly 3-lobed, 4-10(15) cm long, dark green above, paler below, both surfaces finely and slightly roughly stellate-velvety; margin shallowly but distinctly and regularly toothed. Flowers yellow to orange, c. 1.5-2 cm in diameter, 3-4 together in the upper leaf axils; peduncle c. 4 cm long. Fruit with about 8 mericarps, each 9 × 3 × 2-2.5 mm, 2-3-seeded, light brown when dry, radiately spreading with long, curved, spine-like awns.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: ramosum: branched
Habitat: Occurring in rocky places, often in semi-shade.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Tropical, Africa (see Mozambique), Namibia and Mpumalanga, South Africa. Also in Northwest India.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Monday 13 December 2010
Literature:

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 279. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 83.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 218.


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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: Species information: Abutilon ramosum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=138930, retrieved 30 July 2016

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