Abutilon

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Abutilon (family Malvaceae) A genus of trees and shrubs, native to tropical and warm temperate climates, whose members have hairy leaves and branches, and bright, lantern-like flowers, mainly orange or red. The fruit is a schizocarp and the stigmas (see CARPEL) are usually apical. There are more than 100 species. The genus includes A. theophrasti (China jute).

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abutilon (əbyōōt´əlŏn): see mallow.