Taxon  Report   26 
Abutilon theophrasti  Medikus
Velvet leaf,  Velvetleaf
Abutilon theophrasti
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Abutilon theophrasti
© 2002 Jennifer Forman
Abutilon theophrasti, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Abutilon theophrasti
© 2002 Jennifer Forman
Family: MALVACEAE  
Genus: Abutilon
Community:
escaped cultivar
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Abutilon abutilon
PLANTS: Abutilon avicennae
More information about  Abutilon theophrasti
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (ABTH)

Original Publication citation (ITIS)

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Feb 05, 2016).

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