African Plant Database

Abutilon grandiflorum G. Don
Protologue : Gen. Hist. 1: 504 (1831)
Information on the genus : Abutilon
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Abutilon grandiflorum G. Don var. grandiflorum
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Abutilon indicum auct. sensu Mast., non Sweet
Taxon infra-specific
Abutilon grandiflorum G. Don var. grandiflorum
Abutilon grandiflorum var. iringense Verdc. (2009)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb or soft-wooded shrub 0,75-1,5 m tall, annual or biennial; stems terete, branched from the base, the older part somewhat woody. – Difficult to distinguish from A. mauritianum…
Ecology : occurring in drier areas. Sunny to lightly shaded places; sandy, gravelly or rocky soil; sometimes ruderal; mainly below 1200 m alt., but to 1600 m in Kenya. S. Tomé; Angola; S. Africa; Madagascar.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology:annual-Shrub, Herb- Ht 0.35 - 1.82 m. Alt 5 - 1065 m. Distribution: KN, LP, MP, SWZ

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1961). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 1[2]: 496
  • Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Malvaceae : 140 (2009).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
carte afrique num 81997
Record n°81997 modified 2007-04-20
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