Reichb., Consp. 202 (1828).
Synonymy: Hibiscus L. sect. Lagunaria DC., Prod. 1:454 (1824).
Common name: None
Trees with the young parts covered by peltate scales; leaves alternate, entire, large.
Flowers bisexual, pedunculate in leaf axils, showy; epicalyx of 3-5 segments connate as a shallow cup with or without caducous segments; sepals fused to form a campanulate tube with the 5 lobes shorter than the tube; petals 5, large, pink; staminal tube cylindrical, adnate to the corolla; stamens numerous; carpels 5, in a single whorl; stigmas 5, clavate.
Fruit 5-celled, loculicidal; seeds several, reniform, glabrous.
1 species in eastern Australia, Lord Howe Island and Norfolk Island.
From Lagunaea, the name of a related genus in which the only species was once placed.
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