Abutilon Theophrasti Common Name
Abutilon theophrasti medikus 1787.
Abutilon theophrasti common name. Theophrasti as a fibre crop. Abutilon theophrasti is an annual plant in the family malvaceae native to southern asia. Abutilon theophrasti is a annual growing to 1 m 3ft 3in. Its specific epithet theophrasti commemorates the ancient greek botanist philosopher theophrastus.
Abutilon theophrasti is the type species of the genus abutilon. The common names include several names meaning a kind of jute or hemp because of the utilization of a. For example ma of ching ma and the name bouma mean hemps. Euromediterranean region eastern central asia indian subcontinent china mongolia southeast asia.
It is in leaf from may to october in flower from july to august. It is hardy to zone uk 4. Sida abutilon linnaeus 1753. A comprehensive listing of latin names with a brief list of edible parts.