Abutilon hybridum Nabob (Red Flowering Maple)
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.