Flower Database

Abutilon theophrasti

Basic information
Flower Name
Abutilon theophrasti
Formal Name
Abutilon theophrasti
Alias
Abutilon theophrasti, Indian mallow, Ichibi, velvet leaf
Habitat
India
Morph
annual or shrubby herb
Comment
Abutilon theophrasti, Indian mallow or Ichibi (scientific name: Abutilon theophrasti) is an annual or shrubby herb in the family Malvaceae, native to India. It is a naturalized plant that grows wild in fields, roadsides and wastelands. It produces yellow bell-shaped flowers in summer in apical or small conglomerate inflorescences. The five petals are congruent at the base. The stem bark used to be used for weaving in the past, but it is no longer used.
Common name: Abutilon theophrasti, scientific name: Abutilon theophrasti, aka: Indian mallow or Ichibi, velvet leaf, Chinese jute, butter print, plant height: 1 to 2 m, Leaf shape: heart-shaped, leaf inflorescence: alternate, Leaf length: 5 to 10 cm, Leaf margin: serrated, Flower color: yellow, Flower diameter: 2 cm Flowering time: July-August, fruit type: capsule, capsule, flowering period: July-August, Fruit shape: hemispherical, fruit diameter: 2 cm, use: stem bark for weaving.
Detailed information
Order
Malvales
Family
Malvaceae
Genus
Abutilon
Species
A. theophrasti
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Cyme
Petal shape
Campanulate
Leaf type
Cordate
Leaf edge
Serrated
Flowering place
Plain/fleet
Color
Yellow
Season
Jul Aug
Height
100  ~ 200  [cm]
Diameter
2  ~ 2