Abutilon × hybridum Voss, Vilm. Blumengartn. ed. 3, 1: 135, 1894
Common name: Chinese lantern (name also shared by Physalis alkengi)
Shrub up to 2 m tall with soft-wood; leaves usually 3-5 lobed, green or variegated; flowers solitary often nodding like a lantern when young, expanding when mature, usually red or orange with various patterns; calyx about 2.5 cm long; petals 4-5 cm long.
Photographed in California, often planted in private houses.
Dr. Gurcharan Singh
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