Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Hibiscus krichauffianus F.Muell.
Mueller, F.J.H. von (1859) Report on the Plants Collected During Mr. Babbage's Expedition into the North West Interior of South Australia in 1858 : 7. Type: not cited.
Velvet-leaf hibiscus; Hibiscus, Velvet leaf
Much branched subshrub up to 30 cm tall. Young leafy stems densely clothed in golden stellate hairs, rest of plant with a grey velvety indumentum.
Peduncles usually < 1 cm long, bracteoles shorter than the calyx; epicalyx segments 6-8, linear-subulate, calyx very tomentose, linear-subulate, 9-12 x 0.5 mm, shortly united at the base or free. Calyx lobes long-acuminate, 10-15 mm long. Corolla 2-3 cm long, pink or purple.Stamens fused to form a staminal tube.
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Distribution and Ecology
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