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 up to 3 m (9.8 ft) high with broad, 3–18 cm (1.2–7.1 in) leave blades. Flowers are axillary, with a yellow corolla 2–3.5 cm (0.8–1.4 in) across, composed of petals 1–1.5 cm (0.4–0.6 in) long. The fruits are ovoid-globular schizocarps that are 1–1.5 cm (0.4–0.6 in) in diameter and composed of ten shortly beaked mericarps, containing 2-3 seeds each.[1]

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 tropical America[1] and Central and South Africa,[2] but it is naturalised in other parts of the world, including the Canary Islands, Hawaii and in shrubland and loamy areas of Australia. In Western Australia it was found in Swan Coastal Plain.[3]

Threat level[edit]

In Western Australia it is considered not threatened.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Abutilon grandifolium". Flora of Pakistan. Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved 15 October 2015 – via eFloras.org. 
  2. ^ Bailey, L.H. and E.Z. Bailey, Hortus Third: A Concise Dictionary of Plants Cultivated in the United States and Canada, MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc., New York , (1977).
  3. ^ a b "Abutilon grandifolium (Willd.) Sweet". FloraBase. Retrieved March 10, 2008. 

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