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Abutilon sandwicense

Abutilon sandwicense (O. Deg.) Christoph.

Greenflower Indian Mallow, Green-flower Indian-mallow, Ko'olua Ma'oma'o

Malvaceae (Mallow family)

Synonym(s): Abortopetalum sandwicense, Abutilon sandwicense var. welchii

USDA Symbol: ABSA2

USDA Native Status: HI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Size Notes: Up to about 18 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Red , Orange , Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Dec


Native Distribution: Listed as endangered in the United States.
Native Habitat: Steep slopes in dry forests.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Threatened & Endangered Status

USFWS Species Profile: Q1SL
Status: Endangered
Historic Range: U.S.A. (HI)
Critical Habitat: 17.96(a)
Special Rules: N/A
This information is derived from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serrvice Environmental Conservation Online System.


Bibref 1798 - Manual of the Flowering Plants of Hawaii, Revised Edition (1999) Wagner, W.L.; Herbst, D.R.; Sohmer, S.H.

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Web Reference

Webref 43 - Hawaiian Native Plant Genera (2006) University of Hawaii
Webref 31 - Native Plants Hawai’i (2018) University of Hawaii
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Abutilon sandwicense in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Abutilon sandwicense in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Abutilon sandwicense


Record Modified: 2021-01-02
Research By: CBR

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