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Family: MALVACEAE 

 Abelmoschus sagittifolius
 

 
Photo by Bill Hagblom

  
Author:  Elmer Drew Merrill 1924
Family:  Malvaceae
Habitat:  China, Northern Australia
Soil:  Rich-Mix
Water:  Medium-Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  5 centimetres
Height:  30 centimetres (2 meters)
Flower:  White, Pale Yellow to Dark Pink
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  Hibiscus, Native Rosella, Creeping Pink Swamp Hibiscus
Synonyms:  Hibiscus sagittifolius, Kurz 1871. Abelmoschus coccineus S.Y. Hu 1955. Abelmoschus esquirolii,  S.Y. Hu 1955. Hibiscus bellicosus H. LÚv. 1914. Hibiscus bodinieri var. brevicalyculata H. LÚv. 1913. Hibiscus esquirolii H. LÚv. 1913. Hibiscus longifolius var. tuberosus Span. 1841
It might be
Abelmoschus moschatus subsp. tuberosus, Borss. Waalk. 1966 now. 
     This member of the Malvaceae family was (among others) named by Elmer Drew Merrill in 1924. It is found in China and Northern Australia, growing in a rich but drained soil with some to lots of water and some sun. It will grow up to 30 centimetres in height, with two meters long vines, and the tubers will get up to five centimetres thick. The flowers are white over pale yellow to dark pink.


Photo by Bill Hagblom