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Redvein Abutilon, the Chinese Lantern Flower These were growing seemingly wild around our lodge, San Isidro, in Ecuador. Supposedly they do not occur naturally there being from Brazil and Argentina, but they weren't growing in any kind of tended beds and we even saw some along the forest trails. Still, very cool little flowers that indeed look just like tiny Chinese Lanterns. Abutilon pictum,Ecuador,Geotagged,Redvein Abutilon,San Isidro,Summer Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Redvein Abutilon, the Chinese Lantern Flower

These were growing seemingly wild around our lodge, San Isidro, in Ecuador. Supposedly they do not occur naturally there being from Brazil and Argentina, but they weren't growing in any kind of tended beds and we even saw some along the forest trails. Still, very cool little flowers that indeed look just like tiny Chinese Lanterns.

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  1. Really pretty! I just read that the flowers are edible and increase in sweetness the longer the flower is allowed to remain in bloom. Posted 3 months ago
    1. Yeah, the guide told us that as well - but I didn't try it. Posted 3 months ago
  2. Really - how cool! Posted 3 months ago

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''Abutilon pictum'' is a species of ''Abutilon'' native to Brazil and Argentina. It is a shrub growing to 5 m tall, with leaves 5–15 cm long, three- to five- lobed. The flowers are yellow to red, prominently veined darker red, with five petals 2–4 cm long.

Similar species: Malvales
Species identified by Barry
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Uploaded Mar 19, 2020. Captured Mar 8, 2020 22:29 in Cosanga, Ecuador.
  • DC-TZ202
  • f/3.3
  • 10/600s
  • ISO250
  • 8.8mm