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FOC | Family List | FOC Vol. 12 | Malvaceae | Abutilon

1. Abutilon roseum Handel-Mazzetti, Symb. Sin. 7: 607. 1933.

红花苘麻 hong hua qing ma

Herbs annual, to 1 m tall. Petiole as long as leaf blade; leaf blade orbicular to ovate, 7-20 × 7-20 cm, abaxially densely stellate velutinous, adaxially scabrous-strigose, base cordate, margin undulate, dentate, apex caudate-acuminate. Flowers aggregated into terminal or axillary panicles. Pedicel 4-7 cm, densely villous, articulate at middle. Calyx ca. 12 mm, lobes 5, ovate-lanceolate, densely villous. Corolla red or pink; petals obovate, 2.5-2.8 cm, adaxially stellate villous. Staminal column ca. 1 cm, hirsute. Mericarps 7, long hirsute, apex with 2 extending awns, pericarp leathery.

● Grasslands on slopes; ca. 2200 m. SW Sichuan, NW Yunnan.

Abutilon roseum is readily distinguished by its red or pink petals that are stellate pubescent on the inner surface.


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