Abutilon mollicomum (Willd.) Sweet  
Family: Malvaceae
Sonoran Indian mallow,  more...
[Abutilon sonorae A. Gray]
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Ries Lindley  
Plant: shrub; 1-2 m tall, the stems and petioles with spreading simple hairs 2-4 mm long Leaves: broadly ovate or weakly lobulate, 10-20 cm long, irregularly dentate, softly pubescent, markedly discolorous. INFLORESCENCE: a terminal panicle rising above the leaves Flowers: calyx 4-6 mm long; petals 5-8 mm long; staminal column glabrous; styles ca. 10 Fruit: FRUITS a schizocarp, exceeding calyx, 8-10 mm diameter, stellate-pubescent; mericarps ca. 10, short -apiculate. SEEDS ca. 2 mm long, minutely verruculate Misc: Grasslands and along waterways; 900-1400 m (3000-4500 ft); Sep-Dec REFERENCES: Fryxell, Paul A. 1994. Malvaceae. J. Ariz. - Nev. Acad. Sci. Volume 27(2), 222-236.
Fryxell 1993, Kearney and Peebles 1969
Duration: Perennial Nativity: Native Lifeform: Subshrub General: Perennial forb, subshrub or shrubs 1-2 m tall, stems and petioles with spreading simple hairs 2-4 mm long. Leaves: Broadly ovate or weakly lobulate, 10-20 cm long, irregularly dentate, softly pubescent, markedly discolorous. Flowers: In ample terminal panicle rising above leaves, calyx 4-6 mm long, petals 5-8 mm long, staminal column glabrous, around 10 styles. Fruits: Exceeding calyx, 8-10 mm diameter, stellate-pubescent, mericarps 10, short-apiculate. Ecology: Found in grasslands and along waterways; 3,000-4,500 ft (914-1372 m); flowers September-December. Distribution: s AZ, sw NM; s to MEX. Notes: Easy to identify because of its large size, 1-2 m tall; stems with long, spreading hairs; huge leaves which are more gray-green underneath; and flower size. Ethnobotany: Unknown Etymology: Abutilon is from the Arabic word for a mallow-like plant. Synonyms: Abutilon sonorae, Abutilon mollicomum Editor: SBuckley 2010, FSCoburn 2015
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Liz Makings  
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Ries Lindley  
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