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[New Latin Abutilon, genus name, from Medieval Latin abutilon, a kind of plant used to treat wounds, from medieval scientific Arabic 'abūṭīlūn, folk-etymological alteration of earlier 'ūbūṭīlūn, 'awbūṭīlūn (taken as 'abū, father, source + Andalusian Arabic ṭaylūn, toad), ultimately from misreading of Syriac 'arqṭī'ūn, 'arqūṭī'ūn, partly from Greek arkion, burdock (probably from arkein, to suffice, endure, from its tenacious burs ) and partly from Greek arktion, the plant Inula candida (burdock and Inula candida often being treated together in medieval botanical works).]


(Plants) any shrub or herbaceous plant of the malvaceous genus Abutilon, such as the flowering maple, that have showy white, yellow, or red flowers
[C18: New Latin from Arabic]

flow′ering ma′ple

any shrub of the genus Abutilon, of the mallow family, having large, bright-colored flowers.
Also called abutilon.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.abutilon - herbs or shrubs or small trees: flowering mapleAbutilon - herbs or shrubs or small trees: flowering maple; Indian mallow
dilleniid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs
family Malvaceae, mallow family, Malvaceae - herbs and shrubs and some trees: mallows; cotton; okra
flowering maple - an ornamental plant of the genus Abutilon having leaves that resemble maple leaves
Abutilon theophrasti, butter-print, China jute, velvetweed, Indian mallow, velvetleaf, velvet-leaf - tall annual herb or subshrub of tropical Asia having velvety leaves and yellow flowers and yielding a strong fiber; naturalized in southeastern Europe and United States
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This type of variation was noted with reference of xylem area reduction in Abutilon indicum samples collected from polluted sites (Sukumaran 2012).
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5a and 5b were abundant in a large clump of Abutilon pannosum (Malvaceae) shrubs growing near the bottom of a scree slope in Wadi Safad, Fujairah, across the wadi from a large traditional plantation.
2000) observing large glyphosate quantities moving to tissues above the treated leaf in Abutilon theophrasti and Setaria faberi plants.
These species include Cadaba heterotricha, Abutilon Pakistana, Asparagus dumosus, Commiphora stockiana that are native to Sindh.
revealed that maize height in weed-free condition was 20 cm higher than maize infested with Abutilon theophrasti.
Los principales recursos consumidos pertenecieron a los generos Piper (registrado en 23,08% de las muestras), Cecropia (en 21,15%) y Abutilon (en 13,46%) (Apendice 1).
The light green leaves, which will drop in winter, are hairy underneath and they are similar in shape to an abutilon leaf with very pointed leaf ends.