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

Zambia: 6 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
angulatum (Guill. & Perr.) Mast. var. angulatum C,S,WDescription, Image
englerianum Ulbr.B,CLk,W
lauraster Hochr.EEDescription, Image
longicuspe Hochst. ex A. Rich.NDescription, Image
mauritianum (Jacq.) Medik.B,N,CMc,Lk,WDescription, Image
ramosum (Cav.) Guill. & Perr.E,SE,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Abutilon:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Abutilon
Flora of Caprivi: Abutilon
Flora of Malawi: Abutilon
Flora of Mozambique: Abutilon
Flora of Zimbabwe: Abutilon
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated 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: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Abutilon.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=935, retrieved 14 August 2020

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