Malvaceae Juss.

Abutilon indicum subsp. indicum

This subspecies is accepted, and its native range is NW. Africa, Mascarenes, Tropical & Subtropical Asia to W. Pacific.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Caroline Is., China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Gilbert Is., Hainan, Howland-Baker Is., India, Kazan-retto, Laccadive Is., Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Maldives, Marianas, Mauritius, Morocco, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nauru, Nepal, Nicobar Is., Northern Territory, Ogasawara-shoto, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Queensland, Rodrigues, Réunion, South China Sea, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Western Australia

Introduced into:

Brazil North, Canary Is., Chagos Archipelago, Colombia, Comoros, Cuba, Fiji, Haiti, Hawaii, Iraq, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Madeira, Niue, Norfolk Is., Peru, Puerto Rico, Rwanda, Seychelles, Society Is., Trinidad-Tobago, Tubuai Is., Turks-Caicos Is., Windward Is.

Abutilon indicum subsp. indicum appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
s.coll. [Cat. no. 1858] Sida populifolia K001114465
s.coll. [Cat. no. 1858], India Sida populifolia K001114464
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 1858], India Sida populifolia K001114460
s.coll. [Cat. no. 1858] Sida populifolia K001114474
s.coll. [Cat. no. 1858] Sida populifolia K001114463
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 1858], Myanmar Sida populifolia K001114461
s.coll. [Cat. no. 1858] Sida populifolia K001114462
s.coll. [Cat. no. 1858] Sida populifolia K001114473
Apr 1, 1993 s.coll. [s.n.], Western Australia Abutilon cunninghamii K000659644 isolectotype
Apr 1, 1993 Mueller, F. [s.n.], Australia Abutilon cunninghamii K000659642 isolectotype
Feb 13, 1992 Cunningham, A. [127], Western Australia Abutilon cunninghamii K000659643 lectotype
Jan 1, 1851 Berthelot, S. [s.n.] Abutilon albidum K000240405
Jun 1, 1834 Abutilon albidum K000240407
Abutilon albidum K000240406

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. Scientific Data 8: 215.


Kew Backbone Distributions

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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

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