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Abutilon theophrasti Medic, Malv. 28. 1787. Syn: Abutilon avicennae Gaertn
Common names: Velvetleaf, China Jute, Buttonweed, Butterprint, Pie-marker or Indian Mallow  
Annual herb up to 2 m tall, velutinous; leaves broadly ovate to orbicular, deeply cordate at base, crenulate-denticulate, up to 20 cm, on often up to 20 cm long petiole, velutinous-stellate hairy on both surfaces; flowers
yellow, in few flowered racemes; calyx 1 cm, parted up to middle, lobes ovate-lanceolate; petals about 1.2 cm long; ovary villous; fruit 15-20 mm broad, mericarps 13-30, velvety, with horizontal 3-4 mm long awns.

Photographed from Botanical Garden below Cheshmashahi in Kashmir on August 6, 2011

Abutilon theophrasti Medic, Malv. 28. 1787 Syn: Abutilon avicennae Gaertn
Common names: Velvetleaf, China Jute, Buttonweed, Butterprint, Pie-marker or Indian Mallow
Annual herb up to 2 m tall, velutinous; leaves broadly ovate to orbicular, deeply cordate at base, crenulate-denticulate, up to 20 cm, on often up to 20 cm long petiole, velutinous-stellate hairy on both surfaces; flowers
yellow, in few flowered racemes; calyx 1 cm, parted up to middle, lobes ovate-lanceolate; petals about 1.2 cm long; ovary villous; fruit 15-20 mm broad, mericarps 13-30, velvety, with horizontal 3-4 mm long awns.
Yields strong coarse fibre known as Chinese or American jute, used for ropes and rugs.
Photographed from Botanical Garden below Cheshmashahi in Kashmir on August 6, 2011

 
Abutilon theophrasti Medic, Malv. 28. 1787 Syn: Abutilon avicennae Gaertn
Common names: Velvetleaf, China Jute, Buttonweed, Butterprint, Pie-marker or Indian Mallow
Annual herb up to 2 m tall, velutinous; leaves broadly ovate to orbicular, deeply cordate at base, crenulate-denticulate, up to 20 cm, on often up to 20 cm long petiole, velutinous-stellate hairy on both surfaces; flowers
yellow, in few flowered racemes; calyx 1 cm, parted up to middle, lobes ovate-lanceolate; petals about 1.2 cm long; ovary villous; fruit 15-20 mm broad, mericarps 13-30, velvety, with horizontal 3-4 mm long awns.
Yields strong coarse fibre known as Chinese or American jute, used for ropes and rugs.
Photographed from Botanical Garden below Cheshmashahi in Kashmir on August 6, 2011

Please give you views for specific id of this Abutilon, planted in one of the herbal gardens of Dr. YS Parmar Univ. of Hort. and Forestry, Nauni, Solan..
This was planted in medicinal plant section..


Abutilon species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available on net) 


Abutilon theophrasti Medikus


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