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, usually opening in the afternoon. 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

Mozambique: 12 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
angulatum (Guill. & Perr.) Mast. var. angulatum T,MS,GIDescription, Image
angulatum (Guill. & Perr.) Mast. var. macrophyllum (Baker f.) Hochr.N,M
austro-africanum Hochr.M
englerianum Ulbr.GIDescription
grandiflorum G. DonMS,GI,MDescription, Image
grantii MeeuseM
indicum (L.) Sweet subsp. guineense (Schumach.) Borss.Waalk.Z,TMS,MDescription, Image
lauraster Hochr.N,Z,T,MS,GIDescription, Image
longicuspe Hochst. ex A. Rich.TDescription, Image
mauritianum (Jacq.) Medik.N,Z,MS,MDescription, Image
ramosum (Cav.) Guill. & Perr.T,MS,GIDescription, Image
sonneratianum (Cav.) SweetMS,M

Other sources of information about Abutilon:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Abutilon
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Abutilon
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Abutilon
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Abutilon
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Abutilon
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Abutilon
JSTOR Plant Science: Abutilon
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Abutilon
Plants of the World Online: Abutilon
Tropicos: Abutilon
Wikipedia: Abutilon

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Abutilon.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=935, retrieved 12 April 2024

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