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


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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