Woolly Mallow

Abutilon (?)

a woolly Abutilon species from Voi, Kenya, photo © by Michael Plagens

On a semi-arid, rocky slope with heavy grazing pressure, Voi, Kenya, Africa. 28 May 2017.

HERBACEOUS: This specimen was mostly herbaceous and about 30 cm tall.

FLOWERS: No flowers were open - all appeared to have recently bloomed. The dried petals were yellow to burnt orange with five free petals.

LEAVES: The leaves are densely pubescent and the bracts and sepals have long, woolly pubescence.

RANGE: There are a number of mallow species found in Kenya.

FRUIT: none seen.


Malvaceae -- Mallow Family

More Information:

Kenya Natural History

Copyright Michael J. Plagens, Created on 24 July 2017.