Hibiscus forsteri (Malvaceae)

Hibiscus forsteri

Spotting a Hibiscus in the bush seems to be a chance occurrence, but always a pleasant one. In this dry country species, the twigs, petioles and both sides of the leaf are covered with star-shaped (stellate) hairs. The flowers are large (over 10 cm wide) and extremely showy but probably one to be enjoyed only in the bush.

Hibiscus forsteri

Hibiscus forsteri

Hibiscus forsteri

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About David Tng

I am David Tng, a hedonistic botanizer who pursues plants with a fervour. I chase the opportunity to delve into various aspects of the study of plants. I have spent untold hours staring at mosses and allied plants, taking picture of pollen, culturing orchids in clean cabinets, counting tree rings, monitoring plant flowering times, etc. I am currently engrossed in the study of plant ecology (a grand excuse to see 'anything I can). Sometimes I think of myself as a shadow taxonomist, a sentimental ecologist, and a spiritual environmentalist - but at the very root of it all, a "plant whisperer"!
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