African Plant Database

Abutilon sonneratianum (Cav.) Sweet
Protologue : Hort. Brit. (Sweet) 54 (1826)
Information on the genus : Abutilon
Basionym : Sida sonneratiana Cav.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Sida sonneratiana Cav.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Abutilon umtaliense Baker f. (1936)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrubby perennial 0,5-1,5(-2) m tall, usually with only one or a few main stems; stems slender, tough or wiry, woody when older.
Ecology : Forest-edge plant on mountain slopes; rocky or loamy soils; usually in light shade or among scrub or low herbaceous plants; usually 1000-2000 m in tropical Africa. S. Africa.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology:perennial-Shrub- Ht 0.18 - 2 m. Alt 5 - 2750 m. Distribution: LES, EC, FS, GA, KN, LP, MP, NW, WC, SWZ

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1961). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 1[2]: 492

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Mem. Bot. Surv. South Africa : 36 (1986).
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