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Abutilon grandifolium (Willd.) Sweet, Hort. Brit. ed. 1, 53. 1826. Sida grandifolia Willd, Enum. Hort. Berol. 2: 724. 1809.


Shrubs, 1 - 3 m high, densely covered with long spreading patent simple hairs. Leaves 3 - 15 x 2 - 12 cm, ovate or lanceolate, somewhat orbicular, rarely 3-angled, cordate at base, acuminate to obtuse at apex, ,coarsely serrate; petioles 2 - 10 cm long; stipules 8 - 14 mm long, linear-lanceolate. Flowers axillary, 1 - 3 on a common peduncle; pedicels equal to or longer than petioles. Calyx lobes 1 - 2.5 x 1.5 cm, ovate, connate at base. Petals yellow, 1 - 1.5 cm long, obovate. Staminal column shorter than petals, stellate hairy. Schizocarps 1 - 1.5 cm across, ovoid; mericarps 10,5 - 7 mm across, shortly beaked.Seeds 2 - 3 in each mericarp, ca 2 mm across.

Fl. & Fr. Oct. - April.

Tropical America and Africa, cultivated as an ornamental elsewhere in tropics including India.




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