Hook. in T.L. Mitchell, J. Trop. Austral. 363 (1848).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Hill hibiscus.
Small shrub to 1 m but often less than 0.6 m high, pale-grey from the dense velvety tomentum and often rusty-coloured on the youngest parts; leaves ovate to oblong-lanceolate, obtuse, crenate or dentate, blades 17-40 mm long, on petioles 4-18 mm long.
Peduncles 6-33 mm long; epicalyx of 6-10 segments, united in a cup at least as long as the triangular teeth, about as long as the calyx tube, 4-10 mm long, densely tomentose; calyx 8-15 mm long, fused for at least half its length, lobes triangular or lanceolate, densely tomentose; petals white to purplish with or without a dark basal spot, 27-45 mm long; staminal tube long, with rather shortish filaments towards its apex.
Capsule globular, silky, 8-10 mm long; seeds glabrous or woolly.
Flowering time: No flowering time is available
SA Distribution Map based
on current data relating to
specimens held in the
State Herbarium of South Australia
The varietal treatment is based on Fryxell (1968) Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S. W. 92:263-264, although Mitchell, in Jessop (1981) Fl. cent. Aust. 209, is followed in treating var. muelleri as a synonym for var. grandiflorus.
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