9. Abutilon guineense (Schumacher) E. G. Baker & Exell, J. Bot. 74(Suppl.): 22. 1936.
几内亚磨盘草 ji nei ya mo pan cao
Herbs erect, 0.5-2 m tall, whole plant gray stellate puberulent. Stipules filiform, 3-6 mm, reflexed; petiole shorter to slightly longer than leaf blade, pubescent; leaf blade cordate, ovate, or nearly orbicular, sometimes obscurely 3-lobed, 1.5-8(-10) × 1-6(-10) cm, abaxially densely stellate puberulent or pubescent, adaxially sparsely stellate scabrous with long hairs or pubescent, base cordate, margin irregularly crenate or dentate, apex obtuse, acute, or acuminate. Flowers solitary, axillary. Pedicel 4-7 cm, pubescent, articulate near apex. Calyx campanulate or disk-shaped, ca. 1.2 × 1.7-2 cm, lobes rounded-ovate or ovate-acuminate, ca. 6 mm, densely stellate puberulent, apex acute. Petals yellow, obovate, ca. 0.6 or 1.8 cm, glabrous, bearded on claw. Staminal column glabrous or hairy. Schizocarp flattened-globose, ca. 0.7 × 1-1.5 cm in diam.; mericarps 14-20, stellate scabrous, apex acute, shortly awned, wall leathery, dehiscing on plant. Seeds reniform, glandular-hairy.
Grasslands, scrub-covered slopes. Hainan, Sichuan, Taiwan, Yunnan [Indonesia, Malaysia, New Guinea; Africa, Australia].
Verdcourt (in sched.) has commented on Asian material named as Abutilon guineense that he does not believe it is conspecific with the African type of this species. This obviously merits more detailed investigation.