Abutilon indicum guineense (Schumach.) Borss.Waalk.
Abutilon taiwanense S.Y.Hu.
Sida guineensis Schumach.
Common Name: Country Mallow
Country mallow is a perennial plant growing about 1.5 metres tall.
The plant is sometimes gathered from the wild for use as food.
E. Asia - southern China, Indo-China, Malaysia to Australia.
Grasslands or scrub slopes in the dry and hot valley of the Jinsha River at elevations of 1,000 - 1,500 metres[
Requires full sun or part day shade and a fertile well-drained soil[
Tip-prune young plants to promote a bushy habit[
]. Older plants tend to get rather leggy, but can be cut back almost to the base in order to promote new growth[
Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[
Leaves - raw or cooked. A mild flavour with a mucilaginous texture.
Flowers - raw[
Seed. Rich in protein and fat[
An oil obtained from the seed is comparable in quality to soya and cotton seed oil[
Seed - germination should take place within a few weeks. Once the seedlings are large enough to handle, prick them out into individual pots and grow them on until large enough to plant out.
Cuttings of young shoots[
Cuttings of half-ripe wood[
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