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Common name: Hill Hibiscus
Hibiscus sturtii Hook. APNI*
Description: Subshrub to 60 cm high, sometimes prostrate.
Leaves with lamina ovate to lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate, 2–5 cm long, apex obtuse, densely stellate-hairy.
Peduncles 2–5 cm long. Epicalyx segments 7 or 8, linear, triangular or ovate, >1 mm wide, united at the base into a cup, 8–10 mm long. Calyx lobes triangular or lanceolate, 8–13 mm long. Corolla 1.5–2.5 cm long, purple, pink or white.
Capsule globose, c. 10 mm long, densely hairy with long appressed hairs.
Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, CT, NWS, CWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld N.T. S.A.
Text by A. S. Mitchell & E. H. Norris
Taxa not yet included in identification key
Hibiscus sturtii var. grandiflorus
| ||Key to the varieties|| |
|1||Epicalyx segments dilated, rounded-triangular, ± equalling calyx or slightly shorter, often reflexed in fruit||var. sturtii|
|Epicalyx segments triangular to linear, slightly or much shorter than calyx||var. muelleri|
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