Abutilon palmeri

A. Gray

Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 8: 289. 1870. 1870

Illustrated
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 6. Treatment on page 225. Mentioned on page 220, 222.

Shrubs, to 1.5 (–2) m. Stems erect, ± stellate-pubescent, sometimes also with simple hairs 1–2 mm. Leaves: stipules filiform, 6–9 mm; petiole variable, usually subequal to blade; blade nearly concolorous, broadly ovate or weakly 3-lobed, 4–8 cm, ± as long as wide, base cordate, margins dentate, apex acuminate, surfaces softly tomentose. Inflorescences solitary flowers or terminal panicles. Flowers: calyx 9–15 mm, lobes accrescent to 20 mm, basally overlapping, not reflexed in fruit, cordate, to 8 mm wide; corolla yellow-orange throughout, petals 20–25 mm; staminal column glabrous; style 10-branched. Schizocarps broadly ovoid, 10–12 × 15–16 mm; mericarps: apex acute or apiculate, densely hirsute. Seeds 3 per mericarp, 3 mm, puberulent.


Phenology: Flowering late winter–spring.
Habitat: Desert habitats
Elevation: 0–1000 m

Distribution

Ariz., Calif., Mexico (Baja California), Mexico (Sinaloa), Mexico (Sonora), Mexico (Tamaulipas)

Discussion

Abutilon palmeri has become popular in cultivation. It is distributed from the Sonoran Desert to San Diego County, in the San Jacinto Mountains, and in the southern counties of Arizona.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"wide" is not a number.

... more about "Abutilon palmeri"
hirsute +  and tomentose +
Paul A. Fryxell† +  and Steven R. Hill +
A. Gray +
concolorous +
acuminate +, cordate +, 3-lobed +  and ovate +
4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br /> (8 cm80 mm <br />0.08 m <br />) +
not inflated +
not accrescent +
0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
indehiscent +  and loculicidal +
yellow-orange +
Ariz. +, Calif. +, Mexico (Baja California) +, Mexico (Sinaloa) +, Mexico (Sonora) +  and Mexico (Tamaulipas) +
0–1000 m +
sparse;copious +
pistillate +  and staminate +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
not setose +  and hairy +
cylindric +, cask--shaped +, oblate +, ovoid +, globose +  and not inflated +
Desert habitats +
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 +
not reflexed +
cordate +
accrescent +
0mm;8mm +
entire +  and serrate +
wedge--shaped +
3-40-carpellate +
adnate +  and distinct +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +
subequal +
Flowering late winter–spring. +
Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
puberulent +
scabridulous +
turbinate +
persistent +
Illustrated +
sessile +  and subsessile +
exserted +  and included +
filiform +, linear +  and capitate +
1-2 times number of carpels +
Mallow +
Abutilon palmeri +
Abutilon +
species +
monoecious +, dioecious +  and hermaphroditic +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (150 cm1,500 mm <br />1.5 m <br />) +