Abroma augusta , Devil Cotton

Abroma augusta

Devil Cotton
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Sterculioideae
Origin: Tropical Asia
Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersUnusual colorEthnomedical plant.
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The leaves have an oblong shap.The seeds are contained in a cotton-like envelope. Dark, maroon flowers are formed in terminal panicles. The leaves and stems are covered with soft, bristly hairs that are extremely irritating to the touch.

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