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Melhania oblongifolia F.Muell.
Velvet Hibiscus

A beautiful small Hibiscus from northern Australia.

     
  Melhania oblongifolia Melhania oblongifolia
 
  Description:Flower Description:Flower
  Location:Thornborough to Mt Mulligan, North Queensland Location:Thornborough to Mt Mulligan, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:16˚54.6510S, 144˚55.3050E GPS coordinates:16˚54.6510S, 144˚55.3050E
  Date of photo:15 March 2015 Date of photo:15 March 2015
  Field No.:3037 Field No.:3037
     
  Melhania oblongifolia Melhania oblongifolia
 
  Description:Flowering plant Description:Flower
  Location:Thornborough to Mt Mulligan, North Queensland Location:Thornborough to Mt Mulligan, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:16˚54.6510S, 144˚55.3050E GPS coordinates:16˚54.6510S, 144˚55.3050E
  Date of photo:15 March 2015 Date of photo:15 March 2015
  Field No.:3037 Field No.:3037
     
  Melhania oblongifolia Melhania oblongifolia
 
  Description:Old flowers and buds Description:Plant in habitat on roadside
  Location:Thornborough to Mt Mulligan, North Queensland Location:Thornborough to Mt Mulligan, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:16˚54.6510S, 144˚55.3050E GPS coordinates:16˚54.6510S, 144˚55.3050E
  Date of photo:15 March 2015 Date of photo:15 March 2015
  Field No.:3037 Field No.:3037
     
  Melhania oblongifolia Melhania oblongifolia
 
  Description:Flower Description:Flower showing calyces
  Location:Talaroo, Mt Surprise, North Queensland Location:Talaroo, Mt Surprise, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:18˚07.7796S, 14357.4698E GPS coordinates:18˚07.7796S, 14357.4698E
  Date of photo:25 April 2018 Date of photo:25 April 2018
  Field No.:6499 Field No.:6502
     
  Melhania oblongifolia Melhania oblongifolia
 
  Description:Plant with butterfly Description:Fruit
  Location:Talaroo, Mt Surprise, North Queensland Location:Talaroo, Mt Surprise, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:18˚07.7796S, 14357.4698E GPS coordinates:18˚07.7796S, 14357.4698E
  Date of photo:25 April 2018 Date of photo:25 April 2018
  Field No.:6499 Field No.:6502
  Melhania oblongifolia Melhania oblongifolia
 
  Description:Leaf Description:Leaf - underside
  Location:Talaroo, Mt Surprise, North Queensland Location:Talaroo, Mt Surprise, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:18˚07.7796S, 14357.4698E GPS coordinates:18˚07.7796S, 14357.4698E
  Date of photo:25 April 2018 Date of photo:25 April 2018
  Field No.:6499 Field No.:6499
     

 

References:(accessed 20 May 2018)

http://keys.trin.org.au/key-server/data/0e0f0504-0103-430d-8004-060d07080d04/media/Html/taxon/Melhania_oblongifolia.htm


Williams Keith A W (1984), Native Plants Queensland,Volume 2:192


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Melhania oblongifolia