Plant: subshrub or robust herb; to 2 m tall, the stems reddish, obscurely glandular-puberulent to glabrate Leaves: broadly rotund-ovate, 8-10(-20) cm long, obscurely serrulate, softly pubescent, strongly discolorous INFLORESCENCE: an ample terminal panicle rising above the leaves Flowers: calyx 3-6 mm long; petals 9-15 mm long; staminal column 3 mm long, glabrous; styles ca. 10 Fruit: FRUITS schizocarp, exceeding the calyx, globose, 7-10 mm diameter; mericarps ca. 10, apically obtuse; SEEDS 2.5-3 mm long, sparsely scabridulous in a reticulate pattern Misc: Open habitats along waterways; 900-1200 m (3000-4000 ft); Aug-Nov REFERENCES: Fryxell, Paul A. 1994. Malvaceae. J. Ariz. - Nev. Acad. Sci. Volume 27(2), 222-236.
Duration: Perennial Nativity: Native Lifeform: Subshrub General: Subshrub to robust herb reaching 2 m tall with stems that are reddish and obscurely glandular-puberulent to glabrate. Leaves: Alternate, broadly round ovate, 8-10 cm long, obscurely serrulate, softly pubescent, strongly bicolored. Flowers: In terminal panicle that rises above the leaves bearing many flowers, these with calyx 3-6 mm long, the petals 9-15 mm long, pale yellow, the staminal column 3 mm, glabrous. Fruits: Exceed the calyx, globose 7-10 mm in diameter, with about 10 mericarps that are apically obtuse. Ecology: Found in open habitats along waterways from 3,000-4,000 ft (914-1219 m), flowers August-November. Distribution: s AZ; south to c MEX. Notes: Distinguished among the Abutilon by the soft pubescent stems; the leaf blades nearly as long as wide, which are strongly discolorous, gray-green on the bottom and darker green on top; fruits bearing 10 mericarps and a calyx that is roughly half to one-third the size as that in A. palmeri, the most similar species. Ethnobotany: Unknown Etymology: Abutilon is from the Arabic word for a mallow-like plant, while reventum means repeat or come again. Synonyms: None Editor: SBuckley 2011, FSCoburn 2015