Taxon: Abutilon pictum (Gillies ex Hook. & Arn.) Walp.

Genus: Abutilon
Family: Malvaceae
  Subfamily: Malvoideae
      Tribe: Malveae
Nomen number: 105545
Place of publication: Repert. bot. syst. 1:324. 1842
Comment: this and A. striatum considered sometimes as a single species
Name Verified on: 02-Jan-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 30-Oct-2007
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • Chinese-lantern  (Source: BSBI) - English
  • painted Indian-mallow  (Source: Zander Ency) - English
  • bunte Samtpappel  (Source: Zander Ency) - German
  • campainha  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • lanterninha-japonesa  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • jing ling hua  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide F Guat; Dict Gard)

Distributional Range:


  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Southern South America: Argentina - Corrientes, - Misiones; Paraguay; Uruguay

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


  • Bates, D. M. 1996. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Borssum Waalkes, J. v. 1966. Malesian Malvaceae revised (Blumea) 14:163.
  • Botanical Society of the British Isles BSBI taxon database (on-line resource). (BSBI)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  • Fryxell, P. A. 1996. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Kearney, T. H. 1958. A tentative key to the South American species of Abutilon Miller Leafl. W. Bot. 8:213.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark Flora of Guatemala. 1946-1976 (F Guat)
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)
  • Zuloaga, F. O. & O. Morrone, eds. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares de la República Argentina. I. Pteridophyta, Gymnospermae y Angiospermae (Monocotyledonae), II. Dicotyledonae. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 60, 74. 1996, 1999 (L Argent)


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