Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition

Hibiscus peralbus Fryxell

Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)
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Flower. © R.L. Barrett
Flower. © R.L. Barrett
Flower. © R.L. Barrett
Flower and immature fruit. © R.L. Barrett
Fruit. © R.L. Barrett
Fruit and seeds. © R.L. Barrett
Leaves. © R.L. Barrett
Habit, leaves and flower. © R.L. Barrett
Habit. © R.L. Barrett

Fryxell, P.A. (1987) Systematic Botany 12: 277. Type: Western Australia, Mitchell Plateau, Lone Dingo site, 14 35 S, 125 45 E, 10 May 1983, Fryxell & Craven 4033; holo: CANB; iso: Numerous.


Usually flowers and fruits as a shrub 1-1.5 m tall.


Leaf blade margin lobed or serrate. Pale stiff hairs present on the stems, petioles and leaf blades giving the plant a sandpapery feel. Stipules linear, about 5-6 mm long clothed in scattered hairs.


Epicalyx of about 5-7 lobes. Epicalyx, pedicels and peduncles clothed in simple hairs. Anther filaments fused to form a column attached to the base of the petals.


Fruits globose, about 9 mm diam., clothed in very short hairs. Calyx and epicalyx persistent at the base of the fruit. Seeds densely clothed in white hairs. Endosperm reniform in outline, confined to a thin layer on the inner surface of the testa.


Features not available.

Distribution and Ecology

Endemic to WA. Altitudinal range not known. Grows in monsoon forest and coastal vine thickets.

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