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 Changed: 14-May-2012
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 5 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Hortus 3)
  • Environmental: shade/shelter (fide Hortus 3)
  • Materials: fiber (fide F Cuba; Dict Econ Pl; Hortus 3)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya
    • Southern Africa: South Africa - KwaZulu-Natal
    • West Tropical Africa: Cote D'Ivoire; Liberia
    • Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar; Mauritius; Seychelles
  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China - Guangdong, - Hainan; Hong Kong
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Maldives
    • Malesia: Indonesia - Java, - Sumatra; Philippines; Singapore
    • Papuasia: Papua New Guinea; Solomon Islands
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia - Queensland, - Northern Territory
  • Pacific

    • 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; Tonga; Vanuatu

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


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


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 Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Hibiscus tiliaceus var. tiliaceus cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image