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Useful Tropical Plants

Abutilon ramiflorum

A.St.-Hil.

Malvaceae

+ Synonyms

Sida polystachia Vell.

Sida ramiflora (A.St.-Hil.) D.Dietr.

Wissadula hassleriana Chodat

Common Name:

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General Information

Abutilon ramiflorum is an evergreen plant with stems that become more or less woody and usually persist; it can grow around 2 metres tall.
The plant is harvested from the wild for use of its fibre.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

434
Title
Flora of Peru
Publication
 
Author
Macbride. J.F.
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History
Year
1936
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent attempt at a Flora of Peru, though it is clear that many of the plants were imperfectly known at that time and so information on them was sketchy. Available for download from the Internet.

Range

S. America - northern Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, southern, eastern and central Brazil, Brazil, Peru

Habitat

Dense rainforest, semideciduous forest and savannah, generally on riverbanks[
1834
Title
Synopsis of Abutilon (Malvoideae, Malvaceae) in the state of São Paulo, Brazil
Publication
Phytotaxa 44: 39-57 (2012)
Author
Takeuchi C. & Esteves G.L.
Publisher
 
Year
2012
ISBN
1179-3155
Description
 
]

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Shrub
Height2.00 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The fibres obtained from the stem are used as a substitute for jute (Corchorus species) in the manufacturing of bags[
1834
Title
Synopsis of Abutilon (Malvoideae, Malvaceae) in the state of São Paulo, Brazil
Publication
Phytotaxa 44: 39-57 (2012)
Author
Takeuchi C. & Esteves G.L.
Publisher
 
Year
2012
ISBN
1179-3155
Description
 
]. A very delicate fibre[
1835
Title
Inventory of Seeds and Plants Imported by the Office of Foreign Seed and Plant Introduction, January 1 to March 31,
Publication
USDA Inventory No. 58
Author
 
Publisher
Bureau of Plant Industry, USDA., Washington
Year
1922
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Propagation

Seed -
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