Abutilon parvulum

A. Gray

Smithsonian Contr. Knowl. 3(5): 21. 1852. 1852

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 6. Treatment on page 226. Mentioned on page 221.

Herbs or subshrubs, perennial, usually to 0.5 m. Stems trailing, minutely stellate-pubescent and sometimes with simple hairs 1 mm. Leaves: stipules subulate, 2–4 mm; petiole 1/2 to as long as blade; blade concolorous, broadly ovate, to 5 cm, length ± equaling width, base cordate, margins coarsely dentate, apex acute, surfaces sparsely pubescent, visible through pubescence. Inflorescences axillary, solitary flowers. Flowers: calyx 3–5 mm, lobes not overlapping, reflexed in fruit, ovate; corolla ± pinkish throughout, petals 4–7 mm; staminal column glabrous; style 5-branched. Schizocarps ± ovoid, 8–9 × 8–9 mm; mericarps: apex acute or apiculate, minutely stellate-pubescent. Seeds 3 per mericarp, 2 mm, puberulent. 2n = 14.


Phenology: Flowering spring–fall.
Habitat: Dry, open habitats
Elevation: 500–1500 m

Distribution

Ariz., Calif., Colo., Nev., N.Mex., Tex., Utah, Mexico (Baja California), Mexico (Chihuahua), Mexico (Coahuila), Mexico (Sonora), Mexico (Tamaulipas)

Discussion

Abutilon parvulum is an inconspicuous plant and thus not often collected. It has trailing branches, uncommon in Abutilon.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

... more about "Abutilon parvulum"
stellate-pubescent +
Paul A. Fryxell† +  and Steven R. Hill +
A. Gray +
cordate +
concolorous +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +
equaling +
not inflated +
not accrescent +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
indehiscent +  and loculicidal +
Ariz. +, Calif. +, Colo. +, Nev. +, N.Mex. +, Tex. +, Utah +, Mexico (Baja California) +, Mexico (Chihuahua) +, Mexico (Coahuila) +, Mexico (Sonora) +  and Mexico (Tamaulipas) +
500–1500 m +
sparse;copious +
pistillate +  and staminate +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
not setose +  and hairy +
cylindric +, cask--shaped +, oblate +, ovoid +, globose +  and not inflated +
Dry, open habitats +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (?) +
tough-fibrous +
connate +  and distinct +
simple +, stipulate +, sessile +, subsessile +  and petiolate +
distichous +  and alternate +
wedge--shaped +
3-40-carpellate +
adnate +  and distinct +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
Flowering spring–fall. +
Smithsonian Contr. Knowl. +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br />) +
puberulent +
scabridulous +
turbinate +
persistent +
sessile +  and subsessile +
exserted +  and included +
filiform +, linear +  and capitate +
1-2 times number of carpels +
visible +  and pubescent +
Mallow +
Abutilon parvulum +
Abutilon +
species +
subshrub +  and herb +
monoecious +, dioecious +  and hermaphroditic +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (50 cm500 mm <br />0.5 m <br />) +