Abutilon oxycarpum (F.Muell.) F.Muell. ex Benth.
Bentham, G. (1863) Flora Australiensis 1: 204.
Abutilon, Small-flowered; Small-flowered Abultilon
Usually flowers and fruits as a shrub about 1-2 m tall.
Leaf blades about 2-7 x 0.8-2.5 cm. Both the upper and lower surfaces of the leaf blade clothed in stellate and simple hairs. Venation palmate, usually with seven (including the midrib) veins radiating from the base of the leaf blade. Stipules linear, about 4-6 mm long, hairy. Margin with numerous teeth.
Pedicels about 10-20 mm long, clothed in stellate and glandular hairs. Flowers about 11-13 mm diam. Calyx variable, tube about 1.5 mm long, lobes about 2 mm long, densely clothed in white stellate hairs. Petals about 7 mm long, adnate to the staminal tube. Stamens about 30-35, free filaments about 1-2 mm long, staminal tube about 2 mm long. Anthers curved. Ovary 10-locular, pubescent on the outer surface. Style 10-branched, column 1-1.5 mm long, stylar branches about 1.5-2 mm long.
Several varieties are recognised based on leaf shape and indumentum. The most commonly found in rainforest communities is Abutilon oxycarpum var. oxycarpum.
Abutilon oxycarpum var. oxycarpum
Flowers with petals 6-10 mm long, leaves with lamina narrowly to broadly ovate with base ± cordate.
Abutilon oxycarpum var. subsagittatum
Flowers with petals 3-4 mm long, leaves with lamina oblong-ovate with base somewhat sagittate.
This profile information and associated coding has been adapted from and Harden et al. (2014)
Sida oxycarpa F.Muell., Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 2(11): 12 (1860). Type: "In pratis ad flumina Fitzroy, Mackenzie, Suttor, Dawson, Burnett et Darling River."