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Hibiscus tiliaceus L.

Sp.Pl. 694 (1753)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Spreading tree, to 5 m high. Fl. yellow, Aug. Saline. Swamps, margins of saline coastal plains and pindan plains.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 21 November 2000

Scientific Description

Herb, shrub or tree, with hairy stems. Leaves 60-220 mm long, 45-160 mm wide, not lobed; margins entire; hairy, with stellate hairswith scales absent, Sessile glands absent; stipules present and persistent to older leaves or present but early deciduous (only visible on youngest leaves), 15 mm long. Fruits dehiscent (capsules and follicles), length-width ratio more or less as long as wide, hairs or scales present, simple hairs (without tubercle bases) present, stellate hairs absent, Sessile glands absent, tubercle-based simple hairs absent, gland-tipped hairs absent, scales absent; apex rounded; prickles absent (except perhaps a terminal awn); terminal awns or spines present; calyx persistent to mature fruit; carpels 5; seeds per loculus 2-4. Flowering time August. Distribution Botanical Province Northern, IBRA Bioregion Victoria Bonaparte.

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 11 August 2023


IBRA Regions
Indian Tropical Islands, Northern Kimberley, Victoria Bonaparte.
IBRA Subregions
Keep, Mitchell.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Christmas Island, Wyndham-East Kimberley.