F. Muell. ex Benth., Fl. Aust. 1:201 (1863).
Synonymy: Sida cryptopetala F. Muell., Fragm. Phyt. Aust. 2:11 (1860).
Common name: Hill lantern flower.
Low shrub to 1 m, covered with a hoary pubescence; leaves velvety, crenate, cordate, suborbicular to ovate-lanceolate, 1.5-7 cm long.
Peduncles longer than the petioles; calyx 8-13 mm long, 10-ribbed, flattish and indented at the base, with broad lobes shorter than the tube; corolla pale-yellow, scarcely exceeding the calyx.
Capsule nearly as long as the calyx, 7-10 mm diam., composed of 7-10 fruitlets which open at an acutely pointed tip and contain 3 or fewer wrinkled almost glabrous seeds.
||Abutilon cryptopetalum twig, fruit with some fruitlets removed and seed.
Image source: fig 432a in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 484.
W.Aust.; N.T.; N.S.W.
Flowering time: May — Jan.
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