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Taxon: Lagunaria patersonia (Andrews) G. Don

Genus: Lagunaria
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Bombacoideae
Nomen number: 21409
Place of publication: Gen. hist. 1:485. 1831 "patersonii"
Link to protologue:
Comment: original spelling of basionym "patersonius" is considered here as an (unusual) adjectival form, adjusted to "patersonia in feminine
Name Verified on: 10-Dec-1998 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 3 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • cow-itch-tree  (Source: F SAust) - English
  • Norfolk Island-hibiscus  (Source: F NSWales) - English
  • pyramid-tree  (Source: F SAust) - English
  • sallywood  (Source: pers. comm.) - English
  • white-oak  (Source: F Aust) - English
  • whitewood  (Source: L Hawaii) - English
  • Norfolkeibisch  (Source: Zander Ency) - German

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental;

Distributional Range:


    • AUSTRALIA: Australia, [Queensland (e.), Lord Howe Island] Norfolk Island

    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized (natzd. elsewhere)


  1. Ali, S. I. & S. M. H. Jafri, eds. 1976-. Flora of Libya. Note: lists as "patersonii"
  2. Bentham, G. 1863-1878. Flora australiensis Note: lists as "patersoni"
  3. Craven, L. A. et al. 2006. A new name, and notes on extra-floral nectaries, in Lagunaria (Malvaceae, Malvoideae). Blumea 51:345-353. Note: lists as "patersonius"
  4. Dorr, L. J. 2011. Review of Malvaceae sensu lato data for World Economic Plants, ed. 2. pers. comm.
  5. Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen Note: lists as "patersonii"
  6. George, A. S., ed. 1994. Flora of Australia. 49:118. Note: lists as "patersonia"
  7. Green, P. S. 1989. Notes relating to the floras of Norfolk and Lord Howe Islands, III. Kew Bull. 45:241. Note: lists as "patersonia"
  8. Harden, G. J., ed. 1990-1993. Flora of New South Wales. Note: lists as "patersonii"
  9. Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards. 1989-. Flora of Ethiopia Note: lists as "patersonii"
  10. Hnatiuk, R. J. 1990. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11. Note: lists as "patersonii"
  11. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening Note: lists as "patersonii"
  12. Jessop, J. P. & H. R. Toelken, eds. 1986. Flora of South Australia, ed. 4. Note: lists as "patersonii"
  13. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third. Note: lists as "patersonii"
  14. St. John, H. 1973. List and summary of the flowering plants in the Hawaiian islands Note: lists as "patersoni"

Check other web resources for Lagunaria patersonia (Andrews) G. Don :

  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • ABRS: Australian Biological Resources Study Flora of Australia online
  • 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=21409. Accessed 23 February 2020.