Hook. ex Walp., Ann. Bot. Syst. 2:158 (1851).
Synonymy: Sida fraseri Hook. in T.L. Mitchell, J. Trop. Austral. 368 (1848).
Common name: Dwarf lantern flower.
Small erect undershrub to 80 cm high, covered with a mixture of long simple hairs and a shorter stellate pubescence; leaves often subglabrous above, crenate, cordate, orbicular to ovate, obtuse or subacute, 1-6 cm long.
Peduncles often exceeding the petioles and lengthening to 2-4 cm long as the fruit matures; calyx c. 7-8 mm long, broad and indented at the base, with acute-lanceolate lobes rather longer than the tube; corolla yellow, twice as long as the calyx.
Capsule about as long as the calyx, 7-8 mm diam.; fruitlets usually 10, greenish, breaking away from the central axis, becoming almost glabrous, subobtuse or slightly pointed, containing 2 pubescent seeds.
||Abutilon fraseri twig, fruit with some fruitlets removed and seed.
Image source: fig 432b 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.
W.Aust.; N.T.; Qld; N.S.W.; Vic.
Flowering time: May — Feb.
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