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Hibiscus Tiliaceus

Botanical Name:

Hibiscus tiliaceus

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Characteristics

Plant Type

Tree to 9 m tall.

Flower

Flowers in terminal 3–6-flowered cymes; pedicel 0.5–2 cm long, articulated at base, densely stellate-pubescent, angular in the upper part; epicalyx cuplike, to 7 mm long, adnate to calyx, with ten teeth to 2 mm long, densely stellate-tomentose; calyx lobes lanceolate, 11–18 × 5–7 mm, fused in the lower 1/3, each with prominent median vein on which a gland (nectary) occurs, acute, densely tomentose

Fruit

Capsule ovoid-ellipsoid, 1.6–2.2 cm long, valves acuminate, densely grey-tomentose.

Taxonomy

Order

Malvales

Family

Malvaceae

Genus

Hibiscus

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