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9b. Abutilon guineense var. forrestii (S. Y. Hu) Y. Tang, Fl. China. 12: 278. 2007.

小花磨盘草 xiao hua mo pan cao

Basionym: Abutilon forrestii S. Y. Hu, Fl. China, Malvaceae [Fam. 153], 34. 1955; A. bidentatum Hochstetter ex A. Richard var. forrestii (S. Y. Hu) Abedin; A. indicum var. forrestii (S. Y. Hu) K. M. Feng.

Herbs to 2 m tall. Stipules 5-6 mm; petiole as long as leaf blade or slightly longer; leaf blade orbicular-cordate, often 3-toothed near apex, 5-10 cm in diam., both surfaces pubescent, margin irregularly dentate, apex acuminate. Calyx disk-shaped. Petals ca. 0.6 cm. Staminal column stellate puberulent.

● Grasslands, scrub-covered slopes in dry hot valley of Jinsha Jiang; 1000-1500 m. Sichuan, Yunnan.

This variety differs from the typical variety by the much smaller flowers and fruits and the shorter and more acute mericarp awns. These distinctions seem better defined than those between many of the accepted species.


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