Abutilon viscosum (L.) Dorr

First published in Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 127: 1271 (2014)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Tropical & Subtropical America. It is a subshrub or shrub and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome. It is used as a medicine.

Descriptions

Bernal, R., G. Galeano, A. Rodríguez, H. Sarmiento y M. Gutiérrez. 2017. Nombres Comunes de las Plantas de Colombia. http://www.biovirtual.unal.edu.co/nombrescomunes/

Vernacular
algodoncillo, escoba hedionda, escobilla, escobilla blanca, escobo, hoja de sebo, manteco
[UNAL]

Distribution
Biogeografic region: Caribbean. Elevation range: 0–1000 m a.s.l. Native to Colombia. Colombian departments: Antioquia, Atlántico, Bolívar, Cundinamarca, Huila, La Guajira, Magdalena, Norte de Santander, Santander, Sucre.
Habit
Shrub, Subshrub.
Ecology
Habitat according IUCN Habitats Classification: forest and woodland, savanna, shrubland, wetlands (inland), artificial - terrestrial.
[UPFC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Nativa en Colombia; Alt. 0 - 1000 m.; Llanura del Caribe, Valle del Cauca, Valle del Magdalena.
Morphology General Habit
Subarbusto, arbusto
Conservation
No Evaluada
[CPLC]

Vernacular
Algodoncillo, Kashushira
[UPFC]

George R. Proctor (2012). Flora of the Cayman Isands (Second Edition). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Morphology General Habit
An erect shrubby herb up to 1 m tall or more, viscid-glandular throughout and with a strong unpleasant odour
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 2–5 cm long, acuminate, the margins glandular-dentate, and both surfaces densely pubescent with minute stellate hairs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Peduncles
Peduncles slender, 1–3 cm long; calyx 3.5–4 mm long, deeply lobed; petals yellowish, ca. 5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 5–8- celled, 3–4 mm long, minutely stellate-pubescent, not beaked; seeds black, puberulous with white hairs.
Recognition
The Cayman specimens represent the small-leafed variety known as var. parvifolia (Kunth) Griseb.
Distribution
Grand Cayman. West Indies and continental tropical America.
Ecology
A foetid weed of waste places.
[Cayman]

Uses

Use Medicines
Medical uses.
[UPFC]

Sources

  • Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Flora of the Cayman Islands

    • Flora of the Cayman Islands
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Science Photographs

    • Copyright applied to individual images
  • Universidad Nacional de Colombia

    • ColPlantA database
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia

    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0