Abutilon parishii

S. Watson

Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 20: 357. 1885

Conservation concern
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 6. Treatment on page 225. Mentioned on page 222, 226.
Subshrubs, 1 m. Stems erect, stellate-pubescent and with ± retrorse, simple hairs 2 mm. Leaves: stipules caducous, subulate, 5 mm; petiole equaling or to 2 times length of blades of lower leaves; blade discolorous, ovate, 2.5–6.5 cm, longer than wide, base cordate, margins coarsely dentate, apex acute, abaxial surface softly stellate-pubescent, adaxial surface with appressed simple and bifurcate hairs 1 mm. Inflorescences solitary flowers. Flowers: calyx 6–8 mm, lobes not overlapping, erect in fruit, ovate; corolla yellow-orange throughout, not fading pinkish, petals 8–12 mm; style 6–8-branched. Schizocarps ± ovoid, 10 × 10 mm; mericarps: apex spinose, spines 2–3 mm, stellate-pubescent and ciliate on keel, hairs 1.5 mm. Seeds 3 per mericarp, 2.5 mm, minutely scabridulous. 2n = 14.

Phenology: Flowering late summer.
Habitat: Mountain slopes, desert scrublands
Elevation: 1000 m


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Ariz., Mexico (Sonora).


Abutilon parishii is a regional endemic, found north to south in Arizona.

Abutilon parishii is in the Center for Plant Conservation’s National Collection of Endangered Plants.

Of conservation concern.



Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.