Abutilon permolle

(Willdenow) Sweet

Hort. Brit., 53. 1826. 1826

Common names: Velvety abutilon
Basionyms: Sida permollis Willdenow Enum. Pl., 723. 1809
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 6. Treatment on page 226. Mentioned on page 222.

Shrubs, 1–2 m. Stems erect, softly stellate-pubescent, without simple hairs. Leaves: stipules lanceolate, 5–7 mm; petiole 1/2 to as long as blade; blade discolorous, ovate, 7–12 cm, ca. 2 times as long as wide, base deeply cordate, margins serrate, apex acuminate, surfaces softly tomentose. Inflorescences solitary flowers or terminal panicles. Flowers: calyx 10–15 mm, lobes basally overlapping, erect in fruit, lanceolate-ovate, to 8 mm wide; corolla yellow or yellow-orange throughout, petals 10–18 mm; staminal column glabrous; style 10–12-branched. Schizocarps ± ovoid, 8–10 × 8–10 mm; mericarps: apex acute, hirsute. Seeds 3 per mericarp, 2 mm, papillate.


Phenology: Flowering year-round.
Habitat: Coastal areas, disturbed sites, often on limestone soil
Elevation: 0–100 m

Distribution

Fla., Mexico, West Indies, Central America

Discussion

Abutilon permolle is restricted primarily to the four southernmost counties of Florida with an additional collection from Manatee County.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

... more about "Abutilon permolle"
Paul A. Fryxell† +  and Steven R. Hill +
(Willdenow) Sweet +
cordate +
Sida permollis +
discolorous +
7 cm70 mm <br />0.07 m <br /> (12 cm120 mm <br />0.12 m <br />) +
not inflated +
not accrescent +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
indehiscent +  and loculicidal +
Velvety abutilon +
yellow-orange +  and yellow +
Fla. +, Mexico +, West Indies +  and Central America +
0–100 m +
sparse;copious +
pistillate +  and staminate +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
not setose +  and hairy +
cylindric +, cask--shaped +, oblate +, ovoid +, globose +  and not inflated +
Coastal areas, disturbed sites, often on limestone soil +
axillary +  and terminal +
tough-fibrous +
connate +  and distinct +
simple +, stipulate +, sessile +, subsessile +  and petiolate +
distichous +  and alternate +
lanceolate-ovate +
0mm;8mm +
wedge--shaped +
3-40-carpellate +
adnate +  and distinct +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.8 cm18 mm <br />0.018 m <br />) +
Flowering year-round. +
Hort. Brit., +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
puberulent +
papillate +
turbinate +
persistent +
sessile +  and subsessile +
exserted +  and included +
filiform +, linear +  and capitate +
1-2 times number of carpels +
lanceolate +
10-12-branched +
Mallow +
Abutilon permolle +
Abutilon +
species +
monoecious +, dioecious +  and hermaphroditic +
100 cm1,000 mm <br />1 m <br /> (200 cm2,000 mm <br />2 m <br />) +