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Hibiscus Linnaeus. Subfamily: Malvoideae. Hibiscus, Rose-mallow.

Key to Hibiscus

A genus of about 200-300 species, trees, shrubs, and herbs, of tropical to warm temperate areas.

Key advice:The epicalyx (sometimes referred to as the involucel) is a whorl of bracts immediately subtending the calyx; there are useful characters of the epicalyx used sparingly in the key.

Ref: Bayer & Kubitzki In Kubitzki & Bayer (2003); Blanchard (2008); Blanchard (2015a) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2015); Craven et al. (2011); Murray, Craven, & de Lange (2008); Shiller (1960); Wise & Menzel (1971). Show full citations.

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image of plant© Grant Morrow Parkins | Hibiscus aculeatus | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Hibiscus trionum | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Hibiscus laevis | Original Image ⭷


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