Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Dicotyledon Literature for Abutilon incanum
Wagner et al., 1990, 1999.
   Malvaceae -- The Cacao, Linden, Mallow Family Bibliography
      Abutilon incanum

Common name(s): flowering maple, hairy abutilon, ma`o
General Information
DistributionNative to deserts from Arizona and Baja California to Sinaloa, Mexico.In the Hawaiian Islands, indigenous to Ni`ihau, Kaua`i, O`ahu, Moloka`i, Lana`i, Maui, Kaho`olawe.

Malvaceae - Abutilon incanum Malvaceae - Abutilon incanum

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Subshrubs or shrubs 0.5-1(-2) m tall, densely but closely white or silvery stellulate pubescent.
Leaves with blades cordate-ovate, 1-6(-10) cm long, margins serrate to crenate, apex acute to acuminate, petioles usually 1/2 or more the length of blades.
Flowers solitary or, by reduction of leaves, in terminal racemes, pedicels filiform, 1-3.5 cm long, articulate apically; calyx 0.2-0.4 cm long, splitting and reflexed in fruit; corolla rotate to reflexed, petals white to yellow or pink with maroon veins and a basal spot, 0.4-0.6 cm long.
Schizocarp pale brown, cylindrical-truncate, 6-8 mm long, grayish to yellowish pubescent, mericarps 5, narrowly oblong, angled dorso-ventrally.
Seeds 3 per mericarp, globose-reniform, ca. 1.5 mm long, densely puberulent.
2n = 14*