Abutilon permolle

(Willdenow) Sweet

Hort. Brit., 53. 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

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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.

References

None.

Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.