Tag Archives: Malvaceae

Hibiscus forsteri (Malvaceae)

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 … Continue reading

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Heritiera littoralis (Malvaceae)

This wonderfully foliaged mangrove plant is called the Looking glass tree, for reason I have not actually figured out. It is very easily recognized by the context of it’s mangrove habitat and the silvery scales coat the leaf underside. The … Continue reading

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Grewia retusifolia (Dysentery Bush) (Malvaceae)

A shrub of savanna. Fruits edible.

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Brachychiton acerifolius (Illawarra Flame Tree) (Malvaceae)

Probably the most distinctive native tree when in flower. Understandably it is a fine choice for an ornamental tree.

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Abroma mollis (Malvaceae)

Was quite surprised to see this plant in Crystal Cascades, which I presume is Abroma mollis. As with many other plants, this species was previously in the Sterculiaceae (Cacao family) but is now under the Malvaceae (Mallow family). I recognized … Continue reading

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