Abutilon hulseanum

(Torrey & A. Gray) Torrey ex Baker f.

J. Bot. 30: 328. 1892. 1892

Basionyms: Sida hulseana Torrey & A. Gray Fl. N. Amer. 1: 233. 1838
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 6. Treatment on page 223. Mentioned on page 220, 221, 224.

Herbs or subshrubs, perennial, 1–2 m. Stems erect, stellate-tomentulose and with simple hairs 2–4 mm. Leaves: stipules filiform, 8 mm; petiole subequal to blade; blade ± discolorous, ovate, mostly 6–10 cm, longer than wide, base cordate, margins crenate, apex rounded-acute, surfaces softly tomentulose. Inflorescences solitary flowers. Flowers: calyx 12–15 mm, lobes basally overlapping, erect, cordate, accrescent to 15–20 mm; corolla yellowish throughout, fading pinkish, petals 20 mm; staminal column glabrous; style 12-branched. Schizocarps ± oblate, 12–15 × 20–25 mm; mericarps: apex apiculate, surface prominently hirsute, hairs 1–2 mm. Seeds 4–6 per mericarp, 2 mm, puberulent. 2n = 14.


Phenology: Flowering winter–spring.
Habitat: Roadsides, disturbed sites, secondary vegetation
Elevation: 0–100 m

Distribution

Fla., La., Tex., Mexico, West Indies

Discussion

Plants of Abutilon hulseanum are sometimes misidentified as A. pauciflorum A. Saint-Hilaire, which is known only from Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, and Peru.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

... more about "Abutilon hulseanum"
Paul A. Fryxell† +  and Steven R. Hill +
(Torrey & A. Gray) Torrey ex Baker f. +
cordate +
Sida hulseana +
discolorous +
longer than wide +
6 cm60 mm <br />0.06 m <br /> (10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br />) +
not inflated +
not accrescent +
1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
indehiscent +  and loculicidal +
fading pinkish +  and yellowish +
Fla. +, La. +, Tex. +, Mexico +  and West Indies +
0–100 m +
sparse;copious +
pistillate +  and staminate +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
not setose +  and hairy +
cylindric +, cask--shaped +, oblate +, ovoid +, globose +  and not inflated +
Roadsides, disturbed sites, secondary vegetation +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
axillary +  and terminal +
tough-fibrous +
connate +  and distinct +
simple +, stipulate +, sessile +, subsessile +  and petiolate +
distichous +  and alternate +
cordate +
accrescent +
entire +  and serrate +
wedge--shaped +
3-40-carpellate +
adnate +  and distinct +
20 cm200 mm <br />0.2 m <br /> (?) +
subequal +
Flowering winter–spring. +
1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
puberulent +
scabridulous +
turbinate +
persistent +
sessile +  and subsessile +
exserted +  and included +
filiform +, linear +  and capitate +
1-2 times number of carpels +
hirsute +  and tomentulose +
Mallow +
Abutilon hulseanum +
Abutilon +
species +
subshrub +  and herb +
monoecious +, dioecious +  and hermaphroditic +
100 cm1,000 mm <br />1 m <br /> (200 cm2,000 mm <br />2 m <br />) +