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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).]
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(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]
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flow′ering ma′ple

any shrub of the genus Abutilon, of the mallow family, having large, bright-colored flowers.
Also called abutilon.
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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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En estas familias, cinco especies: Abutilon reflexum, Armathocereus cartwrightianus, Ceiba trichistandra, Rubiaceae y Solanaceae fueron las mas abundantes ya que se encontraron en mayores cantidades; la abundancia de las demas especies de plantas fueron menores al 5% (Tabla 1).
NAOMI MATTHEW: 5.40 Coronado's Gold, 6.10 Solent, 6.40 Our Choice, 7.10 Mey Clouds, 7.40 Abutilon, 8.10 Cee Cee Rider.
We studied naturally-occurring heliothine populations over a 3-year period in 2 different geographic locations in plots of garbanzo bean (Cicer arietinum L.), upland cotton (Gossipium hirsutum L.), and velvetleaf (Abutilon theophrasti Medikus) finding that garbanzo bean produced significantly higher numbers of tobacco budworm and bollworm larvae and adults as compared to the other 2 plant species.
Bed sheets, horticultural fleece and green windbreak are great for insulation of larger plants in open borders but tender perennials like specimen patio plants (cycads, bananas, citrus, abutilon, datura) require a frost-free environment.
Tender perennials such as Fuchsia and Abutilon also need to come in.
Manneh wanted to create a loose, cottagey feel, so he planted layers of blooming evergreens such as abutilon, geranium, lavender, nandina, and potato vine.
Duke comments that his colleague's volume, the culmination of decades of work, is based on the premise that: "If people in other places use the plants, then people in Florida used them." Entries covering Abutilon to Zornia include the plant's scientific and common names, primary species, cultivation history, medicinal and other uses, and b & w drawings by several artists.
Esta variacion tambien se ha observado en una poblacion de Abutilon theophrasti, especie de arvense para la cual se reconocieron siete categorias de peso de semilla (Baloch et al., 2001) y en Coreopsis lanceolata, herbacea para la cual se identificaron seis categorias (Banovetz y Scheiver, 1994).
Individuals of the annual plant species Abutilon theophrasti, Chenopodium album, and Polygonum pensylvanicum were grown from locally field-gathered seed in controlled greenhouse conditions across gradients of light, nutrients, and water.
Another classy plant for the larger conservatory is abutilon, seen above left is Rotterdam Red, one of the many hybrids.
Rod Pooley, by email: It's an evergreen from Brazil - Abutilon megapotamicum.
[1] reported that when velvetleaf, Abutilon theophrasti Medic., emergence early or at the same time of corn, increasing nitrogen level may increase corn yield loss due to valvetlaef competition.