Genus Abutilon

Abortopetalum O.

Species in the genus Abutilon of plants

Hiddenpetal indian mallow - Abutilon eremitopetalum, commonly known as the Hidden-petaled Abutilon or Hiddenpetal Indian Mallow, is a species of flowering shrub in the mallow family, Malvaceae. It is endemic to dry forests and low shrublands on the windward side of the island of L?na?i in Hawaii. It is classified by the IUCN Red List as critically endangered by habitat destruction.

Abutilon menziesii - It inhabits dry forests on the islands of L?na?i, Maui, O?ahu, and Hawai?i. It is classified as critically endangered by the IUCN Red List; only about 500 plants remain in fewer than ten naturally occurring populations throughout the islands. The rarity of this plant can be attributed to the alteration of its habitat for agricultural and urban development, overgrazing by livestock and feral animals, and competition from invasive weeds. A conservation plan is being implemented by federal and state agencies to protect remaining habitat, establish new populations, and conserve genetic material in seed banks and botanical gardens.