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Abutilon malvifolium (Benth.) J.M.Black
Family Malvaceae
Abutilon malvifolium (Benth.) J.M.Black APNI*

Description: Shrub to 1.5 m high, with long simple hairs.

Leaves with lamina cordate, circular or ovate, 1–4 cm long, with 3–5 very shallow lobes, margins toothed.

Calyx c. 6 mm long, lobes broad, longer than the tube. Corolla 5 mm long.

Fruit 8–10 mm diam., green; mericarps 5–8, awned.


Flower
Photo A.E. Orme

Fruit
Photo A.E. Orme

Other photo
Photo A.E. Orme

Flowering: summer–autumn.

Distribution and occurrence: Uncommon on heavy clay soils, frequently associated with Mitchell Grass pastures.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, CWS, NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld W.A. S.A. N.T.
AVH map***

Text by A. S. Mitchell & E. H. Norris
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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