Abutilon pictum (Hook. & Arn.) Walp.

Shrub or occasionally small, thin branched tree. Leaves mostly 5-15 cm long, maple-like with 5 (rarely 3 or 7) lobes, at least the large central one widest in the middle. Flowers solitary, hanging; stalks about 10-15 cm long. Sepals deeply cut, downy-hairy. Petals to 5 cm long, yellowish to orange with deep red veins. Staminal column slightly longer than the petals. [A. striatum Lindl.]

var. spurium Lynch Leaves softly-hairy, 5-lobed and variegated with yellow blotches. Flowers orange with slightly darker red-orange veining and white-hairy sepals, staminal column dull gold. ['Spurium', 'Aureo-variegatum']


Leaf stalks more than 5 cm long; flowers with deep red veins; flower stalks more than 10 cm long; sepals densely hairy, mostly brownish.

Source: Marshall, L. (1997). Abutilon. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

Distribution map

Abutilon pictum 'Pleniflorum'

Flowers double; leaves sometimes variegated.

Abutilon pictum 'Thompsonii'

Leaves with yellow mosaic variegation.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Malvales
family       Malvaceae
genus        Abutilon Mill.