African Plant Database

Abutilon mauritianum (Jacq.) Medik.
Information on the genus : Abutilon
Basionym : Sida mauritiana Jacq.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Sida mauritiana Jacq. (1781)
 Abutilon mauritianum (Jacq.) Medik. var. mauritianum
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Pavonia patens (Andrews) Chiov.
=Sida patens Andrews (1809)
=*Abutilon indicum auct.
=Abutilon indicum var. microphyllum Hochr.
=Abutilon longipes Mattei (1909)
=Abutilon indicum var. wittei Hochr.
=Abutilon indicum var. welwitschii Baker f. (1893)
=Pavonia leptoclada Ulbr. (1913)
Taxon infra-specific
Abutilon mauritianum (Jacq.) Medik. var. mauritianum
Abutilon mauritianum var. epilosum Verdc. (2009)
Abutilon mauritianum var. cabrae (De Wild. & T. Durand) Verdc.
Abutilon mauritianum var. brevicalyx Verdc. (2009)
Abutilon mauritianum var. grandiflorum Verdc. (2009)
Abutilon mauritianum subsp. zanzibaricum (Mast.) Verdc. (2009)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrubby herb or softly woody shrub 0,5-2(-3,5) m tall, usually much-branched; stems stoutish, tough when young, ultimately woody; sometimes annual.
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Ecology : Riverine forest; river-banks; also ruderal: roadsides, etc.; open woodland on a variety of soils; very common in red soils at forest edges and on the coast in bushland on coral (Kenya); rice-fields (Nigeria); 1-2300 m alt.
  S. Africa; Mauritius.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology:annual (occ. perennial)-Shrub- Ht 1.21 - 1.82 m. Alt 275 - 730 m. Distribution: BOT, KN, LP, MP

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • EXELL, A. & WILD, H. (1961). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 1[2]: 493-494
  • Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Malvaceae : 133 (2009).
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Record n°82009
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