Friday, June 18, 2010


Abutilon (Abutilon usually called), a genus known from the mallow family (Malvaceae), which includes about 100 species. For some species, numerous species bred bred as ornamental plants.

Most of the species are from America and are evergreen. Some are native to the cooler mountain forests of Chile and are deciduous.


They are mostly woody plants (shrubs, small trees or shrubs), of which the predominant number is evergreen. The vegetative parts of plants are hairy. The stalked leaves are simple, rarely lobed. The leaf margins are smooth sawn up. Stipules fall off early.

The flowers are single or in pairs in the leaf axils or in wenigblütigen buds. The hermaphroditic, [but somewhat] s flowers are five parts. The five green sepals are fused bell. The five petals are fused at the base and usually form a bell, often a tube. Some of the species show with its flowers form an adaptation to pollination by hummingbirds.

For them, the drooping flowers an inflated calyx of a bell from five overlapping petals.
In the subfamily Malvoideae the many stamens are fused tube surrounding a stamp, called the Columna. There are five available to many carpels that mature after pollination to fruit capsule.


See Also: International Flower Delivery, Florist

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