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Abutilon theophrasti Medik.
Family Malvaceae
Abutilon theophrasti Medik. APNI*

Description: Stout erect annual to 1 m high, with stiff stellate hairs.

Leaves with lamina circular-cordate, acuminate, 2–10 cm long, to 30 c. in moist sites.

Calyx c. 10 mm long, divided almost to the base, the wide lobes exceeding the tube. Corolla 15–18 mm long.

Fruit c. 20 mm diam., black; mericarps 10–15, awned.


Flowering: summer–autumn.

Distribution and occurrence: Uncommon on creek banks, margins of shallow depressions and swamp areas. Native of Medit. and Asia.
NSW subdivisions: *NWS, *CWS, *SWS, *NWP, *SWP, *SFWP
Other Australian states: *Qld *Vic. *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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