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Abutilon ranadei Woodrow & Stapf in Bull. Misc. Inform. 1894: 99. 1894; Cooke, Fl. Pres. Bombay 1: 96.1901 (Repr. ed.1: 101.1958).

Undershrubs, ca 120 cm high; stems densely pubescent with minute stellate hairs when young, glabrous at maturity. Leaves 4 - 20 x 3 - 15 cm, ovate to rounded-ovate, cordate at base, acute to acuminate at apex, crenate to dentate, 7 - 11-nerved at base, stellate-hairy, on both surfaces, densely so on lower surface, upper surface occasionally glabrescent; petioles 2 - 15 cm long, densely stellate-pubescent; stipules ca 5 mm long, linear, stellate-pubescent, deciduous. Flowers axillary, solitary; pedicels 1.5 - 3 cm long, jointed near calyx, densely stellate-pubescent. Calyx ca 1.5 cm across, campanulate, divided to the middle, lobes ca 2 x 0.5 cm, ovate-lanceolate, acute with 3 prominent veins, stellate-hairy. Corolla ca 2.5 cm across, orange-yellow, campanulate; petals about two times longer than calyx lobes, more or less rounded at apex, tomentose towards apex outside, glabrous inside. Staminal column ca 2 cm long, glabrous; filaments ca 3 mm long. Carpels 5, acuminate, mucronate, densely hairy throughout. Seeds large, dusky- black, furfuraceous-dotted.

Fl. & Fr. Nov. - Jan.

Distrib. India: Maharashtra (Ambeghat).


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