Abutilon



any tropical shrub belonging to the genus Abutilon, of the mallow family, comprising the flowering maples.
Historical Examples

The abutilon is an old favorite among house plants, and its popularity is well deserved.
ABC of Gardening Eben Eugene Rexford

I also have in blossom an abutilon and three Obconica Primulas.
The Mayflower, January, 1905 Various

Of growing crops, wheat, beans, and hemp—abutilon avicennae Gaert.
Three Years in Western China Alexander Hosie

A writer in Vick’s Magazine describes a method of training the abutilon that must, we think, be a very attractive one.
Talks about Flowers. M. D. Wellcome

Florists’ varieties of the abutilon, such as Boule de Neige, also do well on sheltered walls.
Trees and Shrubs for English Gardens Ernest Thomas Cook

I am much obliged for your letter of October 18th, with the curious account of abutilon, and for the seeds.
More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II Charles Darwin

noun
any shrub or herbaceous plant of the malvaceous genus Abutilon, such as the flowering maple, that have showy white, yellow, or red flowers

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