Allowissadula holosericea

(Scheele) D. M. Bates

Gentes Herbarum 11: 340. 1978.

Basionym: Abutilon holosericeum Scheele Linnaea 21: 471. 1848
Synonyms: A. marshii Standley Wissadula holosericea (Scheele) Garcke W. insignis R. E. Fries
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 6. Treatment on page 230. Mentioned on page 229.

Plants 1–2 m; herbage sparsely to densely, sometimes velvety tawny, stellate-hairy, glandular. Leaf blades ovate to subspheric, unlobed or acutely 3-lobed, 5–10(–30) cm, base closed-cordate. Inflorescences terminal, usually open panicles or cymes, individual units 2+-flowered, sometimes solitary flowers. Flowers: calyx campanulate, smooth or ribbed, (7–)8–13.5 mm, subequal or slightly exceeding fruits, lobes ovate to triangular, (3–)4–6.5 × (3–)4–5.5 mm; corolla orange-yellow, (12–)15–25 mm; staminal column 10 mm, including filaments. Mericarps moderately dorsolaterally constricted, 7–9 mm including dorso-apical apiculus or spine to 1.5(–2) mm, stellate- and glandular-hairy, endoglossum absent. Seeds reddish brown to blackish, 2.3–3 mm. 2n = 16.

Phenology: Flowering May–Nov.
Habitat: Open habitats, roadsides
Elevation: 100–1600 m


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


In the flora area, Allowissadula holosericea ranges from the Edwards Plateau to the trans-Pecos mountains and westward; in Mexico, it occurs north of the Sierra Madre Oriental and Sierra de Tamaulipas.

The name Abutilon velutinum A. Gray 1849 (not G. Don 1831), which pertains here, is illegitimate.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

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Abutilon holosericeum +
N.Mex. +, Tex. +, Mexico (Coahuila +, Nuevo León +, San Luis Potosí +  and Tamaulipas). +
100–1600 m +
Open habitats, roadsides +
Flowering May–Nov. +
Gentes Herbarum +
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A. marshii +, Wissadula holosericea +  and W. insignis +
Allowissadula holosericea +
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