Living Collection Virtual Herbarium

Hibiscus ferrugineus Cav.

Verified by: Temperate sect. 23 July 2013
Notes: Verified with 'Flore de Madagascar' vol. 129. Section Bombycella. Plant stellate pubescent and stems slightly feruginous. Flowers pinkish-red. Epixcalyx of 5-6 linear lobes as long as the calyx. Calyx fused at the base only and with lanceolate lobes. Calyx with 10 veins. Staminal column with long filaments, apex toothed. Styles 5. Capsules smooth and not winged. Seeds wooly cotton-like.
Locality:  Madagascar, N. of Andramombero
Field notes: Perennial herb to 75cm, flowers strong coral pink, profuse. Sandy latoritic soil. Subm. as Malvaceae.
Collector:Dobremez, J.F. 51

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