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Hibiscus heterophyllus Vent. subsp. heterophyllus Family Malvaceae
Common name: native rosella

Hibiscus heterophyllus subsp. heterophyllus Vent. APNI*

Description: Shrub or small tree, ± glabrous, stems prickly.

Lower leaves ovate or 3–5-lobed, upper leaves narrow-ovate to linear-lanceolate; laminas 5–18 cm long.

Flowers solitary, axillary. Epicalyx segments 10–12, linear, 15–20 mm long. Calyx lobes lanceolate, 20–35 mm long, with a dense rusty-stellate tomentum; glands absent. Corolla 5–7 cm long, white, pale pink or yellow with a purple basal spot.

Capsule 20 mm long, with pubescent hairs long and straw-coloured.


Flower
Photo J. & P. Edwards

Herbarium
Sheet

Distribution and occurrence: Usually in open forest, sometimes in cleared or remnant rainforest or on margins of rainforest, chiefly on the coast.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, NT
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***


The single subspecies in NSW. Characters and distribution as for the species in NSW.

APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.

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