Common Name: Desert Lantern
Abutilon otocarpum is a small shrub growing up to 1 metre tall.
A fibre was obtained from the stem bark by the Aborigines, but it is unknown if the plant is still utilized today.
Australia - All mainland states.
Semi-arid districts; on red sandy soils, sand rises and dunes[
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Growing wild in a range of climates from warm temperate to the tropical zone, it is found particularly in semi-arid areas of the tropics and subtropics[
Plants in this genus generally require a position in full sun or part day shade, and a fertile well-drained soil[
The plant can be in flower for much of the year.
A fibre is obtained from the stem bark[
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