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Hibiscus tilliaceus L.

Synonyms

Hibiscus boninensis, Hibiscus circinnatus, Hibiscus porophyllus, Hibiscus tiliaceus, Hibiscus tiliifolius, Hibiscus tortuosus, Pariti boninense, Pariti tiliaceum, Paritium abutiloides, Paritium circinnatum, Paritium elatum, Paritium tiliaceum

Common names

Sea hibiscus, beach hibiscus, coastal hibiscus, coastal cottonwood, green cottonwood, native hibiscus, native rosella, cottonwood hibiscus, kurrajong, sea rosemallow, Norfolk hibiscus, balibago, bhendi, balibago, waru, hau, purau, vau tree

Extract from Wikipedia article

Hibiscus tiliaceus is a species of flowering tree in the mallow family, Malvaceae, that is native to the Old World tropics. Common names include sea hibiscus, beach hibiscus, coastal (or coast) hibiscus, coastal (or coast) cottonwood, green cottonwood, native hibiscus, native rosella, cottonwood hibiscus, kurrajong, sea rosemallow, Norfolk hibiscus, balibago (Tagalog), bhendi (Marathi), balibago (Tagalog), waru (Indonesian), hau (Hawaiian), purau (Tahitian), and vau tree. The specific epithet, "tiliaceus", refers to its resemblance to the related Tilia species.

LinkCottonwood hibiscus (sea rosemallow, Hibiscus tilliaceus) in Dahl Al Hamam Park at Al Markhiya Street. Doha, Qatar, March 21, 2016
Location on mapsAl Markhiya St, Doha, Qatar
LinkYellow flower of cottonwood hibiscus (sea rosemallow, Hibiscus tilliaceus) from a trimmed tree in Dahl Al Hamam Park at Al Markhiya Street. Doha, Qatar, April 12, 2016
Location on mapsAl Markhiya St, Doha, Qatar
LinkBack lit yellow flower of cottonwood hibiscus (sea rosemallow, Hibiscus tilliaceus) in Dahl Al Hamam Park at Al Markhiya Street. Doha, Qatar, April 12, 2016
Location on mapsAl Markhiya St, Doha, Qatar
LinkFlower of cottonwood hibiscus (sea rosemallow, Hibiscus tilliaceus) in Dahl Al Hamam Park at Al Markhiya Street. Doha, Qatar, April 12, 2016
Location on mapsAl Markhiya St, Doha, Qatar
LinkClose up of a flower of cottonwood hibiscus (sea rosemallow, Hibiscus tilliaceus) in Dahl Al Hamam Park at Al Markhiya Street. Doha, Qatar, April 12, 2016
Location on mapsAl Markhiya St, Doha, Qatar
LinkCottonwood hibiscus (sea rosemallow, Hibiscus tilliaceus) with flowers in Dahl Al Hamam Park at Al Markhiya Street. Doha, Qatar, April 26, 2016
Location on mapsAl Markhiya St, Doha, Qatar
LinkYellow flower of cottonwood hibiscus (sea rosemallow, Hibiscus tilliaceus) in Dahl Al Hamam Park at Al Markhiya Street. Doha, Qatar, April 26, 2016
Location on mapsAl Markhiya St, Doha, Qatar

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