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1911 Encyclopedia Britannica

Abutilon

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ABUTILON (from the Arabic aubutilun, a name given by Avicenna to this or an allied genus), in botany, a genus of plants, natural order Malvaceae (Mallows), containing about eighty species, and widely distributed in the tropics. They are freegrowing shrubs with showy bell-shaped flowers, and are favourite greenhouse plants. They may be grown outside in England during the summer months, but a few degrees of frost is fatal to them. They are readily propagated from cuttings taken in the spring or at the end of the summer. A large number of horticultural varieties have been developed by hybridization, some of which have a variegated foliage.


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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Abutilon'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/bri/a/abutilon.html. 1910.

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