Flowers and leaves. Photographer Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW

Shrub. Photographer Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW




Shrub to 80cm tall. Leaves alternating up the stems, base cordate, flat, 1-6cm long and about 5-60mm wide, hairy, toothed. Flowers with 5 petals, yellow, single on stalks arising from the bases of the leaves. Endangered Vic. Threatened list Vic.

Differs from Abutilon halophilum in that the fruiting body is about as long as the calyx, from Abutilon otocarpum in that the petals are about twice as long as the calyx, and from Abutilon theophrasti in that the fruitlets in the fruiting body only have very short points.

Description and photo in GM Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and JH Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 485

eFloraSA Fact Sheet with line drawings including fruiting body: