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Abutilon hirtum (Lam.) Sweet
Florida Keys Indian mallow

Family: Malvaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Native to the Old World tropics; widely cultivated and naturalized elsewhere.

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Presumed Extirpated

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913, but reported by Small for the Keys in 1933. Possibly never well established. A specimen at FLAS needs to be examined.

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Abutilon hirtum
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Curtisís Botanical Magazine, vol. 71 [ser. 3, vol. 1]: t. 4134 (1845) [W.H. Fitch].

Other data on Abutilon hirtum available from :
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants




Abutilon hirtum has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland


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Abutilon hirtum
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Curtisís Botanical Magazine, vol. 71 [ser. 3, vol. 1]: t. 4134 (1845) [W.H. Fitch].