Common name: Velvet-leaf Hibiscus
Hibiscus krichauffianus F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Subshrub to 30 cm high, greyish from the velvety indumentum.
Leaves with lamina ovate to lanceolate, 1.5–4 cm long.
Peduncles usually < 1 cm long. Epicalyx segments 6–8, linear-subulate, 9–12 mm long, c. 0.5 mm wide, shortly united at the base or free. Calyx lobes long-acuminate, 10–15 mm long. Corolla 2–3 cm long, pink or purple.
Capsule globose, 8–10 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows on sandy soils on plains or dunes, occasionally on heavier clay soils.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by A. S. Mitchell & E. H. Norris
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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