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Hibiscus tiliaceus L. 
Beach Hibiscus/Cottonwood Tree         

A tree found on beaches in North Queensland.  This plant is easily confused with Thespesia populnea.The pods are completely different.




Hibiscus tiliaceus Hibiscus tiliaceus
 
  Description:Flower Description:Flower - side view
  Location:Trinity Beach, North Queensland Location:Trinity Beach, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:1647.460S 14542.251E GPS coordinates:1647.460S 14542.251E
  Date of photo:2 August  2015 Date of photo:2 August  2015
  Field No.:3240 Field No.:3240
     
  Hibiscus tiliaceus Hibiscus tiliaceus
 
  Description:Tree on beach Description:Leaves
  Location:Trinity Beach, North Queensland Location:Quarantine Bay, Cooktown, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:1647.460S 14542.251E GPS coordinates:1529.5406S 14516.5363E
  Date of photo:2 August  2015 Date of photo:25 September 2011
  Field No.:3240 Field No.:U383
     
  Hibiscus tiliaceus Hibiscus tiliaceus
 
Description:Fruit Description:Fruit
  Location:Quarantine Bay, Cooktown, North Queensland Location:Mission Beach, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:1529.5406S 14516.5363E GPS coordinates:1752.7992S 14606.2783E
  Date of photo:25 September 2011 Date of photo:23 March 2008
  Field No.:U383 Field No.:U384
     

 

References (accessed 1 October 2017):

Williams, K.A.W., (1980) Native Plants of Queensland.  1:158

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