Abutilon englerianum Ulbr.

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Status: Native
Suffrutex up to c. 2 m. Leaves: petiole as long as or longer than lamina; lamina c. 3-8(-16) cm in diameter, deep greyish-green to yellowish-green above, usually ± subcircular, sometimes ± 3-lobed; margin irregularly and rather coarsely serrate, ± biserrate or somewhat crenate. Calyx c. 15 mm. Fr. c. 15 mm in diameter at the apex, obconic-turbinate, stellate-hairy. Mericarps c. 10 × 4 mm, 16-20, somewhat oblique, the apical edge slanting, convex or nearly straight, the inner angle almost continuous with the large ventral tooth, the upper outer angle very acute or produced into a short awn up to 2 mm, usually 3-seeded.
Derivation of specific name: englerianum: named after Dr Prof Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler (1844-1930), German Director of the Royal Botanical Gardens in Berlin, who initiated extensive botanical exploration in Africa.
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Worldwide distribution: Africa, the Arabian Peninsula and the Indian Subcontinent.
Botswana distribution: N
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Exell, A.W. (1961). Malvaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Pages 497 - 498. As Abutilon engleranum

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 278. (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.

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

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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: Species information: Abutilon englerianum.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=138840, retrieved 21 July 2024

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