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

Botswana: 8 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
angulatum (Guill. & Perr.) Mast. var. angulatum NDescription, Image
austro-africanum Hochr.SE
englerianum Ulbr.NDescription
fruticosum Guill. & Perr.N
hirtum (Lam.) SweetN,SE
pycnodon Hochr.
ramosum (Cav.) Guill. & Perr.NDescription, Image
rehmannii Baker f.

Other sources of information about Abutilon:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: Abutilon
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Abutilon
Flora of Malawi: Abutilon
Flora of Mozambique: 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, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Abutilon.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=935, retrieved 28 May 2024

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