Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Dicotyledon Literature for Abutilon sandwicense
Wagner et al., 1990, 1999.
   Malvaceae -- The Cacao, Linden, Mallow Family Bibliography
      Abutilon sandwicense
General Information
DistributionIn the Hawaiian Islands, endemic to O`ahu.

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Shrubs 1.5-3(-6) m tall, white to yellowish stellate pubescent and glandular tomentulose.
Leaves with blades pale green, thin, cordate-ovate to cordate-orbicular, 8-22 cm long, both surfaces sparsely puberulent, margins shallowly dentate with tufted-pubescent teeth, apex acuminate, petioles somewhat shorter than blades.
Flowers solitary in the leaf axils, pendulous, pedicels articulate apically, 3.5-6 cm long at anthesis, up to 10 cm long in fruit; calyx pale greenish yellow, 3-4 cm long, softly pubescent with stellate, simple, and simple glandular hairs, densely silky pubescent with simple hairs within to the basal nectaries, lobes deltate, 10-23 mm long; petals bright green to reddish brown with green veins toward the acute to acuminate, serrulate apex, yellowish green basally, linear-spatulate to unguiculate, 4-5 cm long, 1.4-2 cm wide apically, ciliolate along basal margins; staminal column greenish yellow, sometimes reddish apically, 3.5-4.5 cm long, apex densely yellow antheriferous, pubescent basally; filaments 4-6 mm long; stigmas scarcely expanded.
Schizocarp black, vase-like, 17-25 mm long, yellowish brown stellate pubescent, mericarps 8-10, ovate-oblong, with long-acute apex.
Seeds 3 to several per mericarp, dull brown, triangular-reniform, up to 3 mm long, sparsely pubescent.