Abutilon wrightii

A. Gray

Boston J. Nat. Hist. 6: 162. 1850. 1850

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 6. Treatment on page 227. Mentioned on page 220, 222.

Subshrubs, to 0.5 m. Stems procumbent or ascending, sometimes purplish, minutely stellate-pubescent, usually with simple hairs 1 mm. Leaves: stipules filiform, 3–4 mm; petiole often exceeding blade; blade markedly discolorous, ovate, 1.5–4 cm, ± as long as wide, base deeply cordate, margins dentate, apex acute to obtuse, abaxial surface with soft, densely matted pubescence, adaxial surface sparsely pubescent. Inflorescences solitary flowers. Flowers: calyx 10–15 (–20) mm, lobes accrescent, basally overlapping, cordate; corolla pale-yellow throughout, petals 14–18 mm; staminal column glabrous; style 6–9-branched. Schizocarps ± ovoid, 10 × 11 mm; mericarps: apically acuminate, densely hirsute. Seeds 3 per mericarp, 2.6 mm, muriculate. 2n = 14.


Phenology: Flowering spring–fall.
Habitat: Dry, open habitats, roadsides
Elevation: 100–300 m

Distribution

N.Mex., Tex., Mexico (Chihuahua), Mexico (Coahuila), Mexico (Nuevo León), Mexico (San Luis Potosí), Mexico (Tamaulipas)

Discussion

Abutilon wrightii is found in Texas primarily in the Big Bend area and scattered locations from Cameron and Travis counties. It has been reported in New Mexico from Eddy and Otero counties and likely elsewhere in the extreme southeast.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

... more about "Abutilon wrightii"
Paul A. Fryxell† +  and Steven R. Hill +
A. Gray +
cordate +
discolorous +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br />) +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 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 +
N.Mex. +, Tex. +, Mexico (Chihuahua) +, Mexico (Coahuila) +, Mexico (Nuevo León) +, Mexico (San Luis Potosí) +  and Mexico (Tamaulipas) +
100–300 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, roadsides +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (?) +
axillary +  and terminal +
tough-fibrous +
connate +  and distinct +
simple +, stipulate +, sessile +, subsessile +  and petiolate +
distichous +  and alternate +
cordate +
accrescent +
acuminate +
3-40-carpellate +
adnate +  and distinct +
1.4 cm14 mm <br />0.014 m <br /> (1.8 cm18 mm <br />0.018 m <br />) +
Flowering spring–fall. +
Boston J. Nat. Hist. +
10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br /> (?) +
puberulent +
muriculate +
turbinate +
persistent +
sessile +  and subsessile +
exserted +  and included +
filiform +, linear +  and capitate +
1-2 times number of carpels +
6-9-branched +
Mallow +
Abutilon wrightii +
Abutilon +
species +
monoecious +, dioecious +  and hermaphroditic +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (50 cm500 mm <br />0.5 m <br />) +