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Abutilon hirtum (Lamk.) Sweet, Hort.Brit.ed. 1.53. 1826. W. & A., Prodr.56.1834; Borss. l.c. 168; Stewart in Nasir & Ali, l.c. 476.

Perennial herb or undershrub, 0.5-2 m tall. Stem, petiole and pedicel clammy pubescent and usually long, dense simple, spreading hairy. Leaves with 3-15 cm long petiole; stipules 5-10 mm long, 1.5-2 mm broad, falcate, lanceolate, eventually reflexed; blade 4-18 cm long and broad, densely stellate, glutinous hairy on both sides mixed with simple hairs, more so on the nerves beneath, usually broadly ovate or ovate, cordate at base, acute to acuminate at apex, crenulate-dentate or serrate, yellowish, yellowish green to green. Flowers axillary, solitary; pedicel 1.5-3 cm and in fruit up to 4 cm long, articulate above the middle. Calyx 6-9 mm long, in fruit up to 12 mm, usually fused to the middle; lobes ovate, acuminate-cuspidate, glutinous, simple and stellate pubescent without, sericeous within. Corolla 3-3.5 cm across, orange-yellow yellow; petals ± 1.5 cm long and 1 cm broad, densely simple hairy, occasionally stellate on the covering margin, more towards apex, broadly obovate, claw ciliate. Staminal coloumn 5-8 mm long, stellate pubescent at the base. it 10-13 mm long, 1.5-2 cm across, truncate, stellate pubescent; mericarps 27 (-30), acute at the back, oblong 10-12 mm long, 6-8 mm broad. Seed 2-3 per mericarp, reniform, 2-2.5 mm across, with minute shining, stellate hairs, sometimes more so at the hilum, brown.

1 Leaves orbicular-ovate, serrulate or denticulate   Abutilon hirtum var. hirtum
+ Leaves ovate, coarsely, irregularly and deeply serrate   Abutilon hirtum var. heterotrichum

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