Abutilon indicum var. australiense Britten
Banks, I 11.Austral.Pl.Cook's Voy.1:10,Pl.20 (1900)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Wednesday 18 September 1996

Upright shrub, 0.3-4 m high. Fl. yellow-orange, Feb to Nov. Sandy soils. Coastal dunes & flats, creeks.


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, Northern Province.

IBRA Regions: Carnarvon, Dampierland, Gibson Desert, Northern Kimberley, Pilbara, Victoria Bonaparte.

IBRA Subregions: Berkeley, Cape Range, Fitzroy Trough, Lateritic Plain, Mitchell, Pindanland, Roebourne, Victoria Bonaparte P1.

IMCRA Regions: Bonaparte Gulf, Canning, Kimberley, Northwest Shelf, Pilbara (offshore).

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Ashburton, Broome, Derby-West Kimberley, Exmouth, Ngaanyatjarraku, Port Hedland, Wyndham-East Kimberley.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister and Kevin Thiele, Wednesday 21 August 2019

Shrub. Stems glabrous. Leaves 27-120 mm long, 18-90 mm wide, not lobed; margins crenate; indumentum present, with non-tubercle-based simple hairs, with stellate hairs; stipules present but early deciduous (only visible on youngest leaves). Perianth clearly of two whorls (calyx and corolla), the corolla obvious and prominent. Pedicel present, 12-50 mm long; indumentum present, with simple hairs. Calyx green, 10-20 mm long, the lobes fused less than half their length, simple hairs (without tubercle bases) present. Corolla yellow or orange, 25-30 mm long, glabrous. Stamens many, united and arising from a staminal tube around the style; filaments present, 9-13 mm long; anthers 1-1.2 mm long. Staminodes absent. Ovary hairs or scales present, simple hairs present; style 1, 14-18 mm long, with numerous style branches or lobes, mostly glabrous. Fruits dehiscent (capsules and follicles), length-width ratio more or less as long as wide, hairs or scales present, stellate hairs present, Sessile glands absent; apex distinctly flat-topped; prickles absent (except perhaps a terminal awn); terminal awns or spines absent; calyx persistent to mature fruit; carpels 18-20; seeds per loculus 2-4. Flowering time February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October or November. Distribution Botanical Province Northern or Eremaean, IBRA Bioregion Pilbara, Carnarvon, North Kimberley, Victoria Bonaparte or Dampierland.