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Paul A. Fryxell & Steven R. Hill

Annual, perennial herb to shrub, stellate-canescent, tomentose, or bristly. Stem: generally erect (decumbent). Leaf: cordate to ovate, lobes generally 0(3), crenate or toothed. Inflorescence: panicle or flowers 1 in leaf axils; bracts leaf-like or not; involucel 0. Flower: petals yellow, yellow-orange, orange-pink, to ± red; anthers at top of filament tube; stigmas head-like. Fruit: capsule-like, ± cylindric to ± spheric, segments generally not separating fully from each other or from plant, smooth-sided, dehiscent at top, generally with beak splitting in 2, walls firm to woody. Seed: 3–6(15) per segment.
200 species: warm regions. (Arabic: possibly father of mallow) [Fryxell 1988 Syst Bot Monogr 25:24–68]
Unabridged etymology: (Arabic name, possibly from abu, father of, and Persian tula or tulha, mallow)
Unabridged references: [Borssum Waalkes 1966 Blumea 14:159–177]

Key to Abutilon

1. Annual; leaf generally 10–20 cm wide; fruit segments > 10, beaks 3–5 mm ..... A. theophrasti

1' Perennial herb to shrub; leaf 1–8 cm wide; fruit segments generally <= 10, beaks 1–2 mm

2. Petals (10)20–25 mm, orange; fruit segments generally (7)10, <= calyx; stem erect ..... A. palmeri

2' Petals 3–6 mm, orange-pink to ± red; fruit segments generally 5(6), >> calyx; stem ± decumbent ..... A. parvulum


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