Abutilon theophrasti from Kashmir

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Gurcharan Singh

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Aug 13, 2011, 7:32:25 AM8/13/11
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Abutilon theophrasti Medic, Malv. 28. 1787.
Syn: Abutilon avicennae Gaertn

Common names: VelvetleafChina JuteButtonweedButterprintPie-marker or Indian Mallow

Annual herb up to 2 m tall, velutinous; leaves broadly ovate to orbicular, deeply cordate at base, crenulate-denticulate, up to 20 cm, on often up to 20 cm long petiole, velutinous-stellate hairy on both surfaces; flowers yellow, in few flowered racemes; calyx 1 cm, parted up to middle, lobes ovate-lanceolate; petals about 1.2 cm long; ovary villous; fruit 15-20 mm broad, mericarps 13-30, velvety, with horizontal 3-4 mm long awns.

Photographed from Botanical Garden below Cheshmashahi in Kashmir on August 6, 2011
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Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089
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Mahadeswara

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Aug 13, 2011, 8:12:11 AM8/13/11
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Nice photographs and best description of the plant.

On Aug 13, 4:32 pm, Gurcharan Singh <singh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> *Abutilon theophrasti* Medic, Malv. 28. 1787.
> Syn: *Abutilon avicennae* Gaertn
>
> Common names: *Velvetleaf*, *China Jute*, *Buttonweed*, *Butterprint*, *
> Pie-marker* or *Indian Mallow*
> *
> *
> *Annual herb up to 2 m tall, velutinous; leaves broadly ovate to orbicular,
> deeply cordate at base, crenulate-denticulate, up to 20 cm, on often up to
> 20 cm long petiole, velutinous-stellate hairy on both surfaces; flowers
> yellow, in few flowered racemes; calyx 1 cm, parted up to middle, lobes
> ovate-lanceolate; petals about 1.2 cm long; ovary villous; fruit 15-20 mm
> broad, mericarps 13-30, velvety, with horizontal 3-4 mm long awns.*
> *
> *
> *Photographed from Botanical Garden below Cheshmashahi in Kashmir on August
> 6, 2011*
> --
> Dr. Gurcharan Singh
> Retired  Associate Professor
> SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
> Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
> Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/
>
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