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Habit Trees 3–8 m.

petiole commonly subequal to blade, with pubescence like stem;

stipules sessile, oblong-lanceolate, 15–40 × 8–14 mm;

blade discolorous, palmately 7–9-veined, mostly 6–13 cm, coriaceous, apex short-acuminate, surfaces minutely and densely stellate-hairy or nearly glabrous abaxially.

stipules leaving prominent, markedly curved annular scars, epidermis obscured by pubescence.


flowers sometimes aggregated distally with reduced leaves;

involucel cupuliform.

involucel to 1/2 length of calyx, 8–12-dentate, teeth lanceolate, 10(–20) mm, epidermis obscured by pubescence.


minutely stellate-hairy;

involucellar bractlets connate.

(above articulation) 0.5–3 cm.


calyx deeply divided, 1.5–2 cm, lobes not gland-dotted, densely stellate-hairy, with nectary on each midrib;

staminal column pallid, apically 5-dentate, glabrous;

style emergent from staminal column;

stigmas 5.

calyx lobes 12–15 × 6–8 mm;

corolla yellow without red center, 4–6(–8) cm;

staminal column 2.5–3 cm;

filaments 1–3 mm.


5-locular, 1.5–2 × 1.5–2 cm, subequal to calyx, antrorsely hairy, hairs yellowish or brownish.


4 mm, minutely papillate.

Hibiscus tiliaceus

Talipariti tiliaceum var. pernambucense

Phenology Flowering year-round.
Habitat Littoral vegetation and stream banks, 0 m
from USDA
Mexico; Central America; South America; West Indies; Asia [Introduced, Fla.]
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from FNA
FL; Mexico; Central America; South America; West Indies [Introduced in North America]
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Varieties 2 (2 in the flora).

(Discussion copyrighted by Flora of North America; reprinted with permission.)

Variety pernambucense is a New World native, but apparently is only introduced in the flora area, to Lee, Miami-Dade, and Monroe counties in southern Florida.

(Discussion copyrighted by Flora of North America; reprinted with permission.)

1. Corollas yellow with prominent red center; stipule scars nearly straight or slightly curved; epidermis of involucel and stipules visible through pubescence.
var. tiliaceum
1. Corollas yellow without red center; stipule scars markedly curved; epidermis of involucel and stipules obscured by pubescence.
var. pernambucense
Source FNA vol. 6, p. 370. FNA vol. 6, p. 371.
Parent taxa Malvaceae > subfam. Malvoideae > Talipariti Malvaceae > subfam. Malvoideae > Talipariti > Talipariti tiliaceum
Sibling taxa
T. tiliaceum var. tiliaceum
Subordinate taxa
T. tiliaceum var. pernambucense, T. tiliaceum var. tiliaceum
Synonyms Hibiscus tiliaceus, Pariti tiliaceum Hibiscus pernambucensis, H. tiliaceus subsp. pernambucensis, H. tiliaceus var. pernambucensis, Paritium pernambucense
Name authority (Linnaeus) Fryxell: Contr. Univ. Michigan Herb. 23: 258. (2001) (Arruda) Fryxell: Contr. Univ. Michigan Herb. 23: 262. (2001)
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