F. Muell., Linnaea 25:381 (1853).
Synonymy: A. Jkaseri (Hook.)Hook. ex Walp. var. halophilum (F. Muell.)Benth., Fl. Aust. 1:205 (1863); Sida cardiophylla sensu J. Black, Fl. S. Aust. 559 (1952), non F. Muell.
, Abutilon fraseri, Sida halophila
Common name: Plain lantern flower.
Small undershrub to 1 m high, covered with a soft stellate tomentum; leaves hairy above at first, more densely so below, crenate except near the base, subeordate, orbicular or obovate, very obtuse or notched, 1-3 cm long.
Peduncle of similar length to the petiole; calyx 7-9 mm long, compressed in fruit, the broad-lanceolate lobes longer than the tube; corolla cream to yellow, twice the length of the calyx.
capsule nearly twice the length of the calyx, 10-16 mm diam., consisting of 10 obtuse distinct fruitlets, each containing 2 densely pubescent seeds.
||Abutilon fraseri twig, fruit with some fruitlets removed and seed.
Image source: fig 432c 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. 485.
S.Aust.: NW, LE, GT, FR, EA, EP. W.Aust.; N.S.W.
Flowering time: March — Nov.
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