Abutilon Pictum Malvaceae

아부틸론 픽텀

Region:Southern Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay

Usage:Culinary, Ornamental

Known As:Redvein Abutilon

지역:남부 브라질, 아르헨티나, 파라과이, 우루과이

용법:요리, 장식용


Abutilon pictum is a shrub growing to 5 metres (16 ft) tall by 2 metres (6.6 ft) wide. The leaves are 5–15 cm long, three-to five- (rarely seven-) lobed. The yellow to orange-red bell shaped flowers have prominent dark red veining, with five petals 2–4 cm long. It blooms from April to September, and longer in warmer subtropical areas. The flowers attract pollinators, such as native bees and hummingbirds. The Latin specific epithet pictum means “painted”.

Blooming for months from spring to fall (all year long in frost free areas), they attract butterflies and hummingbirds. The variegated foliage of shiny, maple-like, dark green leaves is speckled with yellow and lines the arching branches. A desirable Abutilon that is perfect for borders or decorative containers. A long time favorite for a century or so.