Abutilon permolle

(Willdenow) Sweet

Hort. Brit.,53. 1826

Common names: Velvety abutilon
Basionyms: Sida permollis
Found 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


Fla., Mexico, West Indies, Central America.


Abutilon permolle is restricted primarily to the four southernmost counties of Florida with an additional collection from Manatee County.



Facts about "Abutilon permolle"
AuthorPaul A. Fryxell† + and Steven R. Hill +
BasionymSida permollis +
Common nameVelvety abutilon +
Elevation0–100 m +
HabitatCoastal areas, disturbed sites, often on limestone soil +
IllustratorLinny Heagy +
PhenologyFlowering year-round. +
ReferenceNone +
Taxon nameAbutilon permolle +
Taxon parentAbutilon +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 6 +