Common name: Dwarf Lantern-flower
Abutilon fraseri (Hook.) Walp. APNI*
Description: Small erect subshrub to c. 40 cm high, covered with simple and stellate hairs.
Leaves with lamina ± circular to ovate, 1.5–5 cm long, base cordate, margins coarsely toothed.
Calyx c. 7 mm long, lobes broad-lanceolate, longer than tube. Corolla 15 mm long.
Fruit 7–8 mm diam., 7 mm long; mericarps c. 10, ± angled.
Flowering: chiefly spring and autumn.
Distribution and occurrence: Usually found as isolated plants on rocky slopes or outcrops.
NSW subdivisions: NWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by A. S. Mitchell & E. H. Norris
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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