Abutilon oxycarpum var. subsagittatum Domin

Straggly Lantern-bush

Biblioth. Bot. 89: 392 (1928) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988

Spindly erect annual to 1 m high; branchlets densely tomentose with glandular hairs and occasional sessile stellate hairs and long simple hairs. Leaves narrowly to broadly ovate, 2–9 cm long, c. 1 cm wide, ± concolorous, pubescent on both surfaces; base cordate to sagittate; margins crenate; apex acute. Flowers solitary; calyx obscurely 5-ribbed, campanulate, 4–6 mm long; lobes shortly acuminate, lined along midline; corolla yellow, exceeding calyx; lobes 3.8–6 mm long, asymmetrically rounded apically; staminal column c. 1.5 mm long, glabrous; styles 5–8. Fruit campanulate, 6–10 mm high (including awns), tomentose with stellate and simple glandular hairs, with occasional longer hairs along sutures, adjacent mericarps adhering for more than half their length, spreading widely from each other but remaining attached basally; mericarps 3-seeded, 6 mm high, 2.5 mm wide, with an apical awn 1.5–3 mm long, pointing outwards.  

EGU. Also Qld, NSW. Known in Victoria by a few specimens collected in dry Eucalyptus albensCallitris glaucophylla woodlands on coarse granitic sand along the Snowy River.

Source: Barker, R.M. (1996). Abutilon. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-11-08
Distribution map

Victoria

Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Abutilon oxycarpum var. subsagittatum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Abutilon oxycarpum var. subsagittatum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Uplands present native

State distribution

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Queensland
New South Wales
Victoria