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Hibiscus peralbus

Family

Malvaceae

Botanical Name

Hibiscus peralbus Fryxell

Fryxell, P.A. (1987) Systematic Botany 12: 277. Type: Western Australia, Mitchell Plateau, Lone Dingo site, 14 35 S, 125 45 E, 10 May 1983, Fryxell & Craven 4033; holo: CANB; iso: Numerous.

Stem

Usually flowers and fruits as a shrub 1-1.5 m tall.

Leaves

Leaf blade margin lobed or serrate. Pale stiff hairs present on the stems, petioles and leaf blades giving the plant a sandpapery feel. Stipules linear, about 5-6 mm long clothed in scattered hairs.

Flowers

Epicalyx of about 5-7 lobes. Epicalyx, pedicels and peduncles clothed in simple hairs. Anther filaments fused to form a column attached to the base of the petals.

Fruit

Fruits globose, about 9 mm diam., clothed in very short hairs. Calyx and epicalyx persistent at the base of the fruit. Seeds densely clothed in white hairs. Endosperm reniform in outline, confined to a thin layer on the inner surface of the testa.

Seedlings

Features not available.

Distribution and Ecology

Endemic to WA. Altitudinal range not known. Grows in monsoon forest and coastal vine thickets.

WA

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Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)

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RFK Code

3263