Hibiscus tiliaceus L.
Sp.Pl. 694 (1753)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Tuesday 21 November 2000

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


Beard’s Provinces: Northern Province.

IBRA Regions: Northern Kimberley, Victoria Bonaparte.

IBRA Subregions: Mitchell, Victoria Bonaparte P1.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Wyndham-East Kimberley.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister and Kevin Thiele, Tuesday 29 August 2017

Herb, shrub or tree. Stems hairy. Leaves 60-220 mm long, 45-160 mm wide, not lobed; margins entire; indumentum present, with stellate hairs; 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; apex rounded; calyx persistent to mature fruit; carpels 5; seeds per loculus 2-4. Flowering time August. Distribution Botanical Province Northern, IBRA Bioregion Victoria Bonaparte.