Abutilon lauraster Hochr.

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Abutilon lauraster

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road to Mueredzi, Gorongosa National Park, Muanza.

Abutilon lauraster

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road to Mueredzi, Gorongosa National Park, Muanza.

Abutilon lauraster

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road to Mueredzi, Gorongosa National Park, Muanza.

Abutilon lauraster

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road to Mueredzi, Gorongosa National Park, Muanza.

Abutilon lauraster

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road to Mueredzi, Gorongosa National Park, Muanza.

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Synonyms: Abutilon zanzibaricum Boj. ex Mast.
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Annual or biennial herb or small shrub, 1-2 m high.Stems with long hairs when young, sometimes somewhat sticky glandular towards the top. Leaves broadly ovate-cordate, Up to 20 x 18 cm, much smaller in the upper leaves, becoming hairless above, woolly or stellate, pubescent beneath; margin subentire; petiole more or less as long as the leaf but shorter to almost absent in upper leaves. Flowers in the upper leaf axils together forming narrow terminal head; pedicels less than 3 cm long but up to 6 cm in fruit; articulated in the upper 10 mm. Calyx 10-12 mm long, divided into triangular to ovate lobes about half way down. Petals c. 20 mm long, yellow. Fruit of 9-16 mericarps, stellately spreading, each 11mm long, blackish with a long apical awn, 3-seeded.
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Habitat: On a variety of soils in grassland, open woodland and along roadsides.
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Worldwide distribution: From East Africa to Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,T,MS,GI
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Content last updated: Sunday 12 July 2015
Literature:

Exell, A.W. (1961). Malvaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Pages 494 - 495. (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.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Abutilon lauraster.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=138890, retrieved 24 August 2019

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