F. Muell., Rep. Babbage Exped. 1858 7 (1859).
Synonymy: H. krichauffii F. Muell., Fragm. Phyt. Aust. 6:169 (1868).
Common name: Velvet-leaved hibiscus.
Shrub usually 20-90 cm high, pale-grey from the dense velvety tomentum; leaves ovate or ovate-lanceolate, subtruncate, crenate-serrate, blades 15-40 mm long, on petioles 5-18 mm long.
peduncles 7-22 mm long; epicalyx segments 6-15, united close to the base, linear, 8-11 mm long, densely hairy; calyx 11-16 mm long, the tube less than half as long as the narrowly lanceolate densely hairy lobes; petals pale-lilac or light-purple, sometimes darker at the base, 22-35 mm long; staminal tube short, with long filaments at the summit.
Capsule globular, silky, 8-10 mm long; seeds pubescent.
Image source: fig 435b in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 480.
S.Aust.: NW, LE, NU, GT, FR, EA, EP, MU. W.Aust.; N.T.; Qld; N.S.W.
Flowering time: in all months.
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