Abutilon grandifolium

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Abutilon grandifolium
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Genus: Abutilon
Species: A. grandifolium
Binomial name
Abutilon grandifolium
(Willd.) Sweet

Abutilon grandifolium, or Hairy Indian Mallow, is a large shrub that is 2 metres (6 ft 7 in) high with broad, 1–6 centimetres (0.39–2.36 in) leaves. The fruits are schizocarps that are 1.4–1.5 centimetres (0.55–0.59 in) in diameter and 1–1.1 centimetres (0.39–0.43 in) tall.

A. grandifolium can be distinguished from A. theophrasti by long, simple hairs on the stem rather than stellate hairs.

Distribution[edit]

The species is native to South America, but it is naturalised in other parts of the world, including tropical Africa, the Canary Islands, Hawaii and in shrubland and loamy areas of Australia. In Western Australia it was found in Swan Coastal Plain.[1]

Threat level[edit]

In Western Australia it is considered not threatened.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Abutilon grandifolium (Willd.) Sweet". FloraBase. Retrieved March 10, 2008. 

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