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Scientific Name: Abutilon x hybridum
Pronunciation: uh-BEW-tih-lon HIB-rih-dum
Common Name: Chinese lantern , parlour maple , flowering maple
Family Name: Malvaceae
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous
Key ID Features: Leaves usually lobed like a maple; flowers cup-shaped, about 5 cm wide; fruit rounded, capsule-like.
Course(s): not used (off campus)

Habit: Upright
Form: Round
Texture: Coarse
Mature Size:
Height:1.3 - 2.0m
Spread:1.0 - 1.5m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Origin: Garden origin, S.E. Asia / Japan / China (unknown but may involve A. pictus, A. darwinii, or A. striatum)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 10: (-1 to 4 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses: Attract butterflies, Indoor plant, Summer interest
Additional Info: Google. Cultivars shown include A. 'White King' and A. 'Eric Lilac'. Compare to A. megapotamicum.
Chinese lantern , parlour maple , flowering maple
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Lobed, Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Palmate venation, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Pubescent
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Ovate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Cordate
Margins: Crenate

Inflorescence Type: Flowers clustered
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Campanulate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, Orange, White, Pink, Red, Yellow
Flower Scent: Fragrant
Flower Time at Peak: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Fruit Type: Aborted (hybrids) or absent, Schizocarp
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Oct
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant, Capsule-like: 13-20 segments that separate when ripe and then the mericarps split open like follicles to release seeds
Bark or Stem Colour: Brown

Pest Susceptibility: Aphids or adelgids, Mites, Scale insects, Whitefly or psyllids, ( Pest resistant, Disease resistant )
(NCA) Not Currently Available : not used
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