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Abutilon angulatum (Guill. & Perr.) Mast. var. angulatum


Abutilon angulatum var angulatum

Angled stem



Family: Malvaceae
Full name: Abutilon angulatum (Guill. & Perr.) Mast. var. angulatum
Location: Farm Donker Gange (2416CA)
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): Reuse abutilon
English common name(s): Elephant's ear, Fluted abutilon
Synonym(s): Abutilon eetveldeanum De Wild. & T.Durand fide Fl. Congo Belge 10: 155 (1963).
Abutilon intermedium Hochst. ex Garcke
Status: Native
Description: Robust, erect perennial, 1-3 m. Stems glaucous, velvety, distinctly angled. Leaves alternate, broadly ovate, dark grey-green above, much paler greyish, below, finely velvety, 7-9-veined from the base; margins serrate. Lower leaves much larger than upper leaves. Flowers in apparent fascicles on short lateral and subterminal shoots, yellow to apricot-orange, opening in the afternoon. Calyx lobes short, less than 6 mm. (from Flora of Zimbabwe website)

Indumentum glaucous. Flower-buds not angular. Calyx-lobes usually less than 6 mm. long, triangular, not or inconspicuously veined. (from JSTOR Global Plants website / Flora Zambesiaca)
Link(s) African Plant Database
JSTOR Plant Science
Kew Herbarium Catalogue
BGBM Berlin-Dahlem - Virtual Herbarium
Züricher Herbarien
iNaturalist (Namibia / Alex Dreyer)
iNaturalist (Namibia)
iNaturalist (southern Africa)
Flora of Zimbabwe
Fleurs de notre Terre - Galerie Namibie
Tree Atlas of Namibia
Photographer: AA Dreyer
Date of photograph: 28 Apr 2018
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: EOS 7D
Lens aperture: f/9.0
Shutter speed: 1/100 s
ISO speed: 1000
Content last updated: 01 Jun 2020


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