Abutilon hypoleucum

A. Gray

Smithsonian Contr. Knowl. 3(5): 20. 1852

Selected by author to be illustrated
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 6. Treatment on page 224. Mentioned on page 220, 222.
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Shrubs, 0.5–1.5 m. Stems erect, sparsely to densely stellate-pubescent, sometimes also with few simple hairs to 2 mm. Leaves: stipules subulate, 2–4 mm; petiole 1/2 to as long as blade; blade markedly discolorous, narrowly ovate, 5–11 cm, to 2 times as long as wide, base cordate, margins crenate, apex acute or slightly acuminate, surfaces densely soft-tomentose abaxially, sparsely scabridulous adaxially. Inflorescences solitary flowers. Flowers: calyx 10–15 mm, lobes basally overlapping, erect, broadly cordate, accrescent to 25 mm, to 20 mm wide; corolla yellow or yellow-orange throughout, petals 15–25 mm; staminal column glabrous; style 13–15-branched. Schizocarps ± ovoid, 15 × 15 mm; mericarps: apex acuminate, surface stellate-pubescent. Seeds 3 per mericarp, 2.5 mm, minutely scabridulous. 2n = 14.

Phenology: Flowering spring–fall.
Habitat: Dry shrublands, roadsides, disturbed sites
Elevation: 0–1300 m


Abutilon hypoleucum is limited to the Rio Grande plains and valley.



Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.