Abutilon benadirense Mattei
Abutilon muticum (Delile ex DC.) Sweet
Sida glauca Cav.
Sida mutica Delile ex DC.
Sida pannosa G.Forst.
Abutilon pannosum is a perennial sub-shrub that forms a woody base and can also produce persistent, woody stems[
]. It grows about 2 metres tall[
The plant is sometimes gathered from the wild for local use as a food and medicine.
Tropical Africa - drier areas of Mauritania & Senegal to Sudan and Somalia, through Arabia to India.
Silty and often saline flood-plains; river banks; wet depressions in Acacia bushland; cultivations; dunes; clayey-sandy soils, clayey and sandy soils in depressions between dunes at elevations of 30 - 900 metres[
Plants in this genus generally require a position in full sun or part day shade, and a fertile well-drained soil[
The seeds are sometimes eaten[
An infusion is made from the seeds[
The plant contains mucilage. It is used to treat diarrhoea, dysentery and stomach troubles[
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