Abutilon oxycarpum—Flannel Weed—MALVACEAE

Abutilon oxycarpum

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Habitat—On Margins of Dry and Subtropical Rainforest and Vine Thickets. Also in regrowth after clearing.

Distribution— North from Bega in New South Wales and into Queensland.

Description—Small shrub.

Local occurrences

Copeland Tops State Conservation Area, Kiwarrak State Forest and Talawahl Nature Reserve

Leaves.—Ovate to lanceolate, 2.5 to 6 cm long, apex acute, base rounded to cordate, margins regularly toothed, both surfaces densely hairy, upper surface greenish, lower surface paler, veins impressed above, raised below; petiole usually 1 to 6 cm long. Stipules on young shoots, narrow, 3 to 4 mm long. Shoots dusty grey–green to green, very finely hairy.

Abutilon oxycarpum
Abutilon oxycarpum

Inflorescence.— Flowers bisexual, yellow, commonly 2 cm across.

Flowering.—Throughout the year

Fruit.—A capsule, 6 to 8 mm long, 10 segmented, hairy with star hairs

Ripe.—Throughout the year

Abutilon oxycarpum