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Taxon: Hibiscus tiliaceus L. var. tiliaceus

Genus: Hibiscus
Family: Malvaceae subfamily: Malvoideae tribe: Hibisceae
Nomen number: 19096
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:694. 1753
Name verified on: 14-May-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 14-May-2012
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9).
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

See other conspecific taxa:

Common names:

  • beach hibiscus   (Source: web document) – English
  • cottontree   (Source: Econ Pl Aust ) – English
  • Hawaiian tree hibiscus   (Source: Baileya 13:73. 1965) – English
  • linden hibiscus   (Source: Baileya 13:73. 1965) – English
  • mahaut   (Source: Zander Ency ) – English
  • mahoe   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English
  • mountain mahoe   (Source: Websters Dict ) – English
  • sea hibiscus   (Source: Baileya 13:73. 1965) – English
  • Linden-Roseneibisch   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • strandhibiskus   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

    East Tropical Africa: Kenya
    West Tropical Africa: Cote D'Ivoire; Liberia
    Southern Africa: South Africa - KwaZulu-Natal
    Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar; Mauritius; Seychelles
    China: China - Guangdong, Hainan; Hong Kong
    North Indian Ocean: Maldives
    Malesia: Indonesia - Java, Sumatra; Papua New Guinea; Philippines; Singapore
    Australia: Australia - Northern Territory, Queensland
    Northwestern Pacific: Guam; Marshall Islands; Micronesia - Pohnpei; Northern Mariana Islands; Palau
    South-Central Pacific: Cook Islands; French Polynesia - Marquesas Islands, Society Islands
    Southwestern Pacific: Fiji; New Caledonia; Niue; Samoa; Solomon Islands; Tonga; Vanuatu

  • also cultivated


  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & M. T. Strong. 2012. Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies. Smithsonian Contr. Bot. 98.


Check other web resources for Hibiscus tiliaceus L. var. tiliaceus:

  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Hibiscus tiliaceus var. tiliaceus cultivars


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (28 November 2015)

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