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2. Abutilon sinense Oliver, Hooker’s Icon. Pl. 18: t. 1750. 1888.

华苘麻 hua qing ma

Shrubs to ca. 3.5(-6) m tall. Petiole 8-20 cm, silky villous; leaf blade nearly orbicular-ovate, 7-13 × 4-13 cm, abaxially stellate tomentose and villous, adaxially stellate strigose with long hairs, base cordate, margin sparsely dentate, apex caudate-acuminate. Flowers solitary or paired, axillary, large. Pedicel 3-5 cm, densely tomentose and villous. Sepals lanceolate, 1.5-2.5 × 0.5-0.8 mm, densely stellate tomentose, connate at base. Corolla yellow with purple-red center, campanulate; petals obovate, 3.5-5 cm. Staminal column 2.5-3 cm, glabrous. Ovary 8-10-loculed; stigmas capitate. Schizocarp 2-3 × 1.5-2.2 cm; mericarps 8-10, apex pointed, stellate, pericarp leathery. Seeds 7-9 per mericarp, reniform, sparsely hispid. Fl. Jan-May.

Open forests on slopes, bamboo forests, scrub on slopes; 300-2000 m. Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Sichuan, Yunnan [N Thailand].

1 Leaf blade ovate, margin coarsely dentate.   2a var. sinense
+ Leaf blade suborbicular, margin subentire or minutely crenate.   2b var. edentatum


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