Abutilon hannii Baker f.
J.Bot. 31:268 (1893)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Wednesday 18 September 1996

Erect or straggly annual or perennial, herb or shrub, (0.1-)0.5-2.5(-4) m high. Fl. yellow-orange, Jan to Jul or Sep. Sandy soils, clay, gravel. Roadsides, river & creek banks, limestone ridges.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, Northern Province.

IBRA Regions: Central Kimberley, Dampierland, Northern Kimberley, Ord Victoria Plain, Pilbara, Victoria Bonaparte.

IBRA Subregions: Chichester, Fitzroy Trough, Mitchell, Mount Eliza, Ord, Ord-Victoria Plains P1, Pentecost, Pindanland, Victoria Bonaparte P1.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Broome, Derby-West Kimberley, East Pilbara, Halls Creek, Wyndham-East Kimberley.

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

Shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 20-125 mm long, 10-70 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, 20-22 mm long; indumentum present, with simple hairs. Calyx green, 9-12 mm long, the lobes fused half or more of their length, simple hairs (without tubercle bases) present, stellate hairs present. Corolla yellow or orange, 20-25 mm long, glabrous. Stamens many, united and arising from a staminal tube around the style; filaments present, 9-10 mm long; anthers 0.3-0.4 mm long, indumentum absent (anthers glabrous). Ovary hairs and scales absent (ovary quite glabrous); style 1, 10-12 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; apex distinctly flat-topped; prickles absent (except perhaps a terminal awn); terminal awns or spines present; calyx persistent to mature fruit; seeds per loculus 2-4. Flowering time January, February, March, April, May, June, July or September. Distribution Botanical Province Northern, IBRA Bioregion North Kimberley, Victoria Bonaparte, Central Kimberley, Dampierland or Ord-Victorian-Plain.