Abutilon hirtum (Lamk) Sweet

Abutilon hirtum (Lamk) Sweet




Abutilon graveolens (Roxb. ex Hornem.) Wight & Arn. ex Wight)

Vernacular Names

Malaysia Angouri, bunga petang
English Mallow
Indonesia Kecemplok (Javanese), kembang sore besar (Balinese), bunga waktu kuning (Moluccas)
Thailand Khrop chak krawaan (central), top taap (northern), khrop see (peninsular)
French Mauve

Geographical Distributions

Malesia except for Sumatra, the Moluccas and New Guinea


It is an undershrub species that can reach a height of about 2.5 m. The stems, petioles and pedicels are densely covered with patent, long shiny simple hairs and minute stellate hairs, and viscid by short glandular hairs.

The colour of its petal is orange-yellow; usually with a purple centre.

The seed is completely or partly covered with short, patent and white hairs.

Ecology / Cultivation

In Malesia, A. hirtum is found in waste places and along roadsides, especially in regions with a distinct dry season.

Line Drawing / Photograph



  1. Plant Resources of South-East Asia No 12(2). 1998, Unesco.