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Common name

English: Trailing abutilon

German: Glockenschönmalve

Portuguese: Lanterna japonesa

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2596)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2495)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2109)

      Order: Malvales (78)

        Family: Malvaceae (60)(family description)

          Genus: Abutilon (4)

            Epithet: megapotamicum (Spreng.) A.St.-Hil. & Naudin (1)

Synonyms: Abutilon inflatum Garcke & K.Schum., Abutilon vexillarium E.Morren, Periptera megapotamica (A.Spreng.) G.Don, Sida megapotamica A.Spreng.

inflatum => inflated, swollen

megapotamica => of or from a big river

megapotamicum => of or from a big river, in the case of Abutilon the Rio Grande of Brazil

vexillarium => with a standard, flag

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: red, yellow

External links

Check for Abutilon megapotamicum at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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