Abutilon berlandieri

A. Gray ex S. Watson

Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts20: 358. 1885

Found in FNA Volume 6. Treatment on page 222. Mentioned on page 223.
Shrubs, 0.5–1.5 m. Stems erect, roughly stellate-pubescent with minute intermingled glandular hairs. Leaves: stipules subulate, 3–10 mm; petiole shorter than blade; blade slightly discolorous, ovate, 2.5–10 cm, slightly longer than wide, base truncate to cordate, margins obscurely crenate to serrate, apex acute, sometimes acuminate, surfaces roughly pubescent. Inflorescences solitary flowers or racemes or panicles. Flowers: calyx 8–13 mm, basally cuneate, lobes basally overlapping, erect in fruit, acuminate, to 8 mm wide; corolla orange-yellow throughout, petals 10 mm; staminal column pubescent; style 8–10-branched. Schizocarps ± ovoid, 10–13 × 10–13 mm; mericarps: apex acuminate, surface with both stellate and glandular hairs. Seeds 3 per mericarp, 3 mm, uniformly puberulent. 2n = 42.

Phenology: Flowering year-round.
Habitat: Open, arid habitats
Elevation: 0–200 m

Distribution

Tex., Mexico (Coahuila, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas).

Discussion

Abutilon berlandieri is found in southern Texas and is scarce elsewhere.

References

None.

Facts about "Abutilon berlandieri"
AuthorPaul A. Fryxell† + and Steven R. Hill +
Elevation0–200 m +
HabitatOpen, arid habitats +
IllustratorLinny Heagy +
PhenologyFlowering year-round. +
ReferenceNone +
Taxon nameAbutilon berlandieri +
Taxon parentAbutilon +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 6 +