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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 straight or slightly curved annular scars, epidermis visible through pubescence.


flowers sometimes aggregated distally with reduced leaves;

involucel cupuliform.

involucel to 1/4 length of calyx, 8–10-dentate, teeth triangular, 2–3 mm, epidermis visible through pubescence.


minutely stellate-hairy;

involucellar bractlets connate.

(above articulation) 0.5–2 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 × 5–7 mm;

corolla yellow with prominent red center, 4–6.5 cm;

staminal column 2–2.5 cm;

filaments 1–2 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. tiliaceum

Phenology Flowering year-round.
Habitat Wet ground
Elevation 0–50 m (0–200 ft)
from USDA
Mexico; Central America; South America; West Indies; Asia [Introduced, Fla.]
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from FNA
FL; Asia [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 tiliaceum is cultivated and escaped in southern Florida. It has been vouchered from Broward, Collier, Hendry, Lee, Manatee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Palm Beach, and St. Lucie counties, but some specimens may have been from cultivated plants.

(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. pernambucense
Subordinate taxa
T. tiliaceum var. pernambucense, T. tiliaceum var. tiliaceum
Synonyms Hibiscus tiliaceus, Pariti tiliaceum
Name authority (Linnaeus) Fryxell: Contr. Univ. Michigan Herb. 23: 258. (2001) [I]
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