Abutilon megapotamicum, also known as Trailing Abutilon or Brazilian Bellflower, is a species of flowering plant in the mallow family, Malvaceae. It is native to South America, particularly Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay, but it is also cultivated as an ornamental plant in many other parts of the world.
The plant is a trailing or climbing shrub that can grow up to 3 meters in length. It has heart-shaped, dark green leaves that are 2-8 cm long, and produces bell-shaped flowers that are about 3-5 cm in diameter. The flowers are usually yellow or orange with a red center, but there are also varieties with pink or white flowers.
Abutilon megapotamicum is a relatively easy plant to grow and is tolerant of a range of growing conditions. It prefers well-draining soil and partial to full sun exposure. It can be propagated from stem cuttings, and it is often grown as a hanging plant or trained to climb up trellises or walls.
In traditional medicine, Abutilon megapotamicum has been used to treat respiratory and digestive disorders, as well as skin infections and inflammation. However, it is important to note that more research is needed to verify its medicinal properties and potential risks.