Abutilon darwinii

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Abutilon darwinii Hook.f.

Malvaceae

Life form: shrub
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun   8

Moisture: moderately moist bis Moisture: moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: palmately lobed

Division: simple

Shape: campanulate
Fruit: schizocarp

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Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: single
Habit: pendant

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Dilleniidae
Superordo:
Malvanae
Ordo:
Malvales

Abutilon darwinii is a shrub.

Naming

Abutilon darwinii was described by Joseph Dalton Hooker in 1871. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Abutilon darwinii is a species in the genus Abutilon which contains approximately 226 to 297 species and belongs to the family of the Malvaceae (Mallow Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The shrubs reach heights of 1 to 2 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Abutilon darwinii is deciduous. The simple leaves are alternate. They are palmately lobed and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Abutilon darwinii produces solitary pendant, salmon-orange campanulate flowers from January to April.

The shrubs produce schizocarps.

Root System

Distribution

Abutilon darwinii is native to Brazil.

Cultivation

The shrubs prefer a sunny situation on fresh to moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -12°C (USDA zone 8).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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