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4. Abutilon pictum (Gillies ex Hooker) Walpers, Repert. Bot. Syst. 1: 324. 1842.

金铃花 jin ling hua

Sida picta Gillies ex Hooker, Bot. Misc. 3: 154. 1833; Abutilon striatum Dickson ex Lindley; S. striata (Dickson ex Lindley) Dietrich.

Shrubs evergreen, to 1 m tall. Stipules subulate, ca. 8 mm, caducous; petiole 3-5 cm, glabrous; leaf blade palmately 3-5-lobed, 5-8 cm in diam., abaxially glabrous or sparsely stellate, margin serrate or dentate, apex long acuminate. Flowers solitary, axillary. Pedicel pendulous, 7-10 cm, glabrous. Calyx campanulate, ca. 2 cm, lobes 5, ovate-lanceolate, parted to 3/4 of calyx, densely brown stellate puberulent. Corolla orange, with purple veins, campanulate, ca. 3 cm in diam.; petals obovate, 3-5 cm, sparsely pilose abaxially. Filament tube ca. 3.5 cm. Ovary hairy, 10-loculed; style branches purple, longer than filament tube; stigma capitate. Fruit unknown. Fl. May-Jul.

Cultivated. Beijing, Fujian, Hubei, Jiangsu, Liaoning, Yunnan, Zhejiang [native to South America (Brazil, Uruguay); cultivated worldwide].

Abutilon pictum is widely grown as an ornamental. A variegated cultivar (‘Thompsonii’) is popular.


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