Abutilon parvulum

A. Gray

Smithsonian Contr. Knowl.3(5): 21. 1852

Found in FNA Volume 6. Treatment on page 226. Mentioned on page 221.
Herbs or subshrubs, perennial, usually to 0.5 m. Stems trailing, minutely stellate-pubescent and sometimes with simple hairs 1 mm. Leaves: stipules subulate, 2–4 mm; petiole 1/2 to as long as blade; blade concolorous, broadly ovate, to 5 cm, length ± equaling width, base cordate, margins coarsely dentate, apex acute, surfaces sparsely pubescent, visible through pubescence. Inflorescences axillary, solitary flowers. Flowers: calyx 3–5 mm, lobes not overlapping, reflexed in fruit, ovate; corolla ± pinkish throughout, petals 4–7 mm; staminal column glabrous; style 5-branched. Schizocarps ± ovoid, 8–9 × 8–9 mm; mericarps: apex acute or apiculate, minutely stellate-pubescent. Seeds 3 per mericarp, 2 mm, puberulent. 2n = 14.

Phenology: Flowering spring–fall.
Habitat: Dry, open habitats
Elevation: 500–1500 m


Ariz., Calif., Colo., Nev., N.Mex., Tex., Utah, Mexico (Baja California, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Sonora, Tamaulipas).


Abutilon parvulum is an inconspicuous plant and thus not often collected. It has trailing branches, uncommon in Abutilon.



Facts about "Abutilon parvulum"
AuthorPaul A. Fryxell† + and Steven R. Hill +
Elevation500–1500 m +
HabitatDry, open habitats +
IllustratorLinny Heagy +
PhenologyFlowering spring–fall. +
ReferenceNone +
Taxon nameAbutilon parvulum +
Taxon parentAbutilon +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 6 +