Abutilon theophrasti Medik.

Taxonomy: Fam. Malvaceae// Genus: Abutilon // Species: Abutilon theophrasti Medik.

Determined according to the botanical key provided in The Flora of the Republic of Macedonia (Micevski, 1998).

Distribution: Native from Central Asia to China; introduced in other parts of Asia, Europe, Australia, parts of Africa, North and Central America according to the distribution information provided by the Plants of the World Online portal (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew). Native to parts of Europe and the Mediterranean according to The Euro+Med PlantBase (source: Valdés & Raab-Straube, 2011+).

Habitat: Ruderal habitats – roadsides, cultivated land, wasteland.

Lifeform: Annual; Therophyte according to the Raunkiær system.

Flowering period: Late summer – fall: AUG, SEP, OCT.

Abutilon theophrasti  – habit. Osogovo, ruderal area near village of Beli, 22.09.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Abutilon theophrasti  – habit. Osogovo, ruderal area near village of Beli, 22.09.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Abutilon theophrasti  – stem with flower buds and fruits. Osogovo, ruderal area near village of Beli, 22.09.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Abutilon theophrasti  – stem with flower buds and fruits. Osogovo, ruderal area near village of Beli, 22.09.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Abutilon theophrasti  – flower buds. Osogovo, ruderal area near village of Beli, 22.09.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Abutilon theophrasti  – flower bud. Osogovo, ruderal area near village of Beli, 22.09.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Abutilon theophrasti  – stem with fruits. Osogovo, ruderal area near village of Beli, 22.09.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Abutilon theophrasti  – fruit. Osogovo, ruderal area near village of Beli, 22.09.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Abutilon theophrasti  – fruit. Osogovo, ruderal area near village of Beli, 22.09.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Abutilon theophrasti  – leaf. Osogovo, ruderal area near village of Beli, 22.09.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.

References:

Micevski, K. (1998). The Flora of the Republic of Macedonia Vol. I, Book 4. Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

Abutilon theophrasti Medik. Plants of the World Online portal, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. https://powo.science.kew.org/taxon/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:1044174-2 [Accessed 26.09.2022].

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