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10. Abutilon mollicomum (Willdenow) Sweet, Hort. Brit. 54. 1826.

Pintapán cimarrón Pintapán cimarrón

Sida mollicoma Willdenow, Enum. Pl., 725. 1809

Shrubs, 1–2 m. Stems erect, prominently hirsute, with simple hairs 2–4 mm. Leaves: stipules subulate, 5–9 mm; petiole subequal to blade, prominently hirsute; blade markedly discolorous, broadly ovate or 3–5-angulate, mostly 10–20 cm, ± as long as wide, base cordate, margins irregularly crenate-serrate, apex acuminate, surfaces minutely stellate-pubescent.

Flowering late summer. Open desert habitats, along water courses; 500–2200 m; Ariz., N.Mex., Tex.; Mexico (Chihuahua, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Sonora, Veracruz).

Inflorescences terminal panicles. Flowers: calyx 4–6 mm, lobes not overlapping, erect in fruit, ovate; corolla yellowish throughout, petals 5–8 mm; staminal column glabrous; style 8–10-branched. Schizocarps ovoid, 8–10 × 8–10 mm; mericarps: apex short-apiculate, stellate-pubescent. Seeds 3 per mericarp, 2 mm, minutely verruculate. 2n = 14.

Abutilon mollicomum occurs principally in Chihuahua and Sonora and in adjacent Arizona and New Mexico.


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