Abutilon crispum (L.) Medik.
  • Malvenfam. 29. 1787


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General Information

Herb or shrub, the stem slender, usually prostrate or ascending, infrequently erect, up to 1.2 m long, hirsute-velutinous, the hairs mostly simple, sometimes also sparsely stellate-puberulus. Leaves long-petiolate (lower leaves) to sessile and amplexicaul (upper leaves), the petiole up to 8 cm long and with the same indu- mentum as the stem, the stipules subulate-filiform, 2.5-3 mm long, at length de- ciduous; blade ovate, deeply cordate at the base, long-acuminate at the apex, irregularly crenulate to crenate or serrate, up to 11 cm long and 6.7 cm broad, gradually smaller toward the apex of the stem and branchlets, slightly discolor, 5- to 9-palminerved, both surfaces soft, the upper surface more or less densely stellate-puberulus and with the venation scarcely impressed, the lower surface slightly paler, more or less densely stellate-tomentellous and with the venation reticulate and prominent. Flowers axillary, solitary, the pedicels elongate, very slender, articulated and geniculate above the middle, up to 2 cm long, hirsute and stellate-puberulus, the indumentum denser above the articulation; calyx broadly campanulate, shallowly 5-angled basally, ca 5.5 mm long, stellate-tomentellous, the lobes ovate, acuminate, ca 3.5-4 mm long and 2.5-2.7 mm broad at the base, persistent and reflexed in fruit; petals broadly obovate-cuneate, rounded to sub- acute at the apex, ca 6-7 mm long and 4-5.5 mm broad, white, the claw margins ciliolate; androecium ca 4-5 mm long, the staminal tube angulate-ovoid, ca 3 mm long, membranous, glabrous, the anthers reniform, very minutely brown-red papil- late; styles ca 3.5-4.5 mm long, almost free or connate basally for ca 1.5-2 mm, the stigmas capitellate. Fruit depressed-globose, 10-18 mm in diam, the mericarps ca 10, reniform, rounded and muticous above and below, greatly inflated, 8-12 mm long, the pericarp thin-chartaceous and setose with mostly simple hairs, ultimately separating from the central, persistent columella and bivalvate, the valves of ad- jacent pairs remaining connate, 3-seeded; seeds cordiform-subglobose, ca 1.5-1.8 mm long, finely alveolate and minutely puberulus, the hairs bulbous at the base.

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    Habit

    Herb shrub

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    Distribution

    Southern United States to Bolivia and Argentina; brushy slopes, clearings, and roadsides, usually in dry soil.

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     Information From

    Flora de Panama
    http://www.tropicos.org/Project/PAC
    Robert E. Woodson, Jr. and Robert W. Schery Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol. 67, No. 4 (1980), pp. ii-xxxiii
    • A Missouri Botanical Garden
    Malvaceae
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/Malvaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2022.
    • B CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).