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Abutilon hybridum 'Nabob' (Red Flowering Maple)

Kingdom:   Plantae
(Unranked):        Angiosperms
(Unranked):        Eudicots
(Unranked):        Rosids
Order:       Malvales
Family:      Malvaceae
Subfamily: Malvoideae
Tribe:        Malveae
Genus:      Abutilon
Hybrid of: A. darwinii and A. striatum
Binominal name: Abutilon hybridum 'Nabob'
Common name: Red Flowering Maple, Giant Red Chinese Lantern

Abutilon hybridum 'Nabob' is a hybrid of two Brazilian species of Abutilon (A. darwinii and A. striatum). It is a fast growing upright plant with a central leader that can reach up to 3m tall. It has large, rich green trifoliate leaves that resemble maple leaves.
Pendulous deep crimson bell-shaped flowers with black stems are produced year-round.

Photographed at Pukekura Park, New Plymouth.

Another leaf shape.

The underside of a leaf.