Abutilon megapotamicum

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Abutilon megapotamicum (Spreng.) A.St.-Hil. & Naudin

Malvaceae

Life form: shrub

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Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: lanceolate

Division: simple

Shape: campanulate
Fruit: schizocarp

40C / e7422b 

Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: not specified
Habit: pendant

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

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

Abutilon megapotamicum is a shrub.

Naming

Abutilon megapotamicum was already described and the name validly published by Anton Sprengel. It was Auguste François César Prouvençal de Saint-Hilaire and Charles Victor Naudin, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1842.

Taxonomy

Abutilon megapotamicum 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

Abutilon megapotamicum - flowers

Growth

The shrubs are comparatively short-lived and reach heights of 1,5 to 2 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Abutilon megapotamicum has dark-green, simple leaves that are alternate. The leaves are lanceolate, entire and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Abutilon megapotamicum produces solitary pendant, salmon-red campanulate flowers from to .

The shrubs carry ornamental schizocarps.

Root System

Distribution

Abutilon megapotamicum is native to Brazil.

Cultivation

The shrubs 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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