Common Name: Lantern Bush
Abutilon oxycarpum is a shrub growing about 1.5 - 2 metres tall.
The plant is sometimes cultivated, especially in Brazil, for its fibre[
Australia - all mainland states. S. America.
Red sand, limestone. Stony hill slopes, flats, floodplains[
]. Grows on rocky hill slopes, often on creek banks and sometimes in rainforest[
]. Margins of both dry and subtropical rainforest, and in post-clearing regrowth[
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
Plants in this genus generally require a position in full sun or part day shade[
]. Grows best in a fertile well-drained soil[
A fibre obtained from the stem is used for making sails[
]. It is soft, white and lustrous[
Seed - germination rates are erratic[
]. Young seedlings need to be looked after carefully[
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