Hochreutiner (1932) described two varieties within Abutilon pseudocleistogamum Hochr. In the Flora (1955), he reduced Abutilon pseudocleistogamum var. bathiei Hochr. as a forma without mentioning the other variety described in 1932. A carful examination of the types and specimen held in Geneva and Paris show that this species should be considered as variable along its range in the SW of Madagascar and no subspecific taxa can be maintained.