Shrubs, 1–2 m. Stems erect, prominently hirsute, with simple hairs 2–4 mm. Leaves: stipules subulate, 5–9 mm; petiole subequal to blade, prominently hirsute; blade markedly discolorous, broadly ovate or 3–5-angulate, mostly 10–20 cm, ± as long as wide, base cordate, margins irregularly crenate-serrate, apex acuminate, surfaces minutely stellate-pubescent.
Phenology: Flowering late summer.
Habitat: Open desert habitats, along water courses
Elevation: 500–2200 m
Ariz., N.Mex., Tex., Mexico (Chihuahua, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Sonora, Veracruz).
Abutilon mollicomum occurs principally in Chihuahua and Sonora and in adjacent Arizona and New Mexico.