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Hibiscus tiliaceus

Common Names

Beach Hibiscus, Coast Cottonwood, Coast Hibiscus, Cotton Tree, Cottonwood Hibiscus, Green Cottonwood, Kurrajong, Native Hibiscus, Native Rosella, Norfolk Hibiscus, Sea Hibiscus, Yellow Hibiscus [Atlas of Living Australia]

Family

Malvaceae

Name ref

Hibiscus tiliaceus L. [authorised for inclusion in Australian Plant Census – B. Lepschi, Curator, Australian National Herbarium, pers. comm., email of 22 Dec. 2011]

Distribution

See Atlas of Living Australia

Localities (not complete):

Habitat

Recorded as a mangrove in the Northern Territory [2]

Recorded from mangrove vegetation in Queensland [1]

Specimens recorded from mangrove vegetation in the Northern Territory and Queensland [3]

Biology

Biological Interactions  
Group Taxon
  24 taxa
Vascular Plants Acanthus ilicifolius
Vascular Plants Acrostichum speciosum
Vascular Plants Aegiceras corniculatum
Vascular Plants Barringtonia spp.
Vascular Plants Bruguiera exaristata
Vascular Plants Bruguiera gymnorhiza
Vascular Plants Bruguiera parviflora
Vascular Plants Bruguiera sexangula
Vascular Plants Ceriops pseudodecandra
Vascular Plants Ceriops tagal
Vascular Plants Cynometra iripa
Vascular Plants Diospyros geminata
Vascular Plants Excoecaria agallocha
Vascular Plants Heritiera littoralis
Vascular Plants Lumnitzera littorea
Vascular Plants Lumnitzera racemosa
Vascular Plants Rhizophora apiculata
Vascular Plants Rhizophora mucronata
Vascular Plants Rhizophora stylosa
Vascular Plants Sonneratia alba
Vascular Plants Sonneratia caseolaris
Vascular Plants Xylocarpus granatum
Vascular Plants Xylocarpus moluccensis
Insects Arhopara micale

Atlas of Living Australia (ALA): http://bie.ala.org.au/species/Hibiscus+tiliaceus
Australian Native Hibiscus and Hibuscus Like Species: http://www.hibiscus.org/species/htiliaceus.php
Australian Plant Name Index (APNI): http://www.anbg.gov.au/cgi-bin/apni?taxon_id=9685
Australian Plants Online: http://anpsa.org.au/APOL32/dec03-6.html
Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants: http://keys.trin.org.au/key-server/data/0e0f0504-0103-430d-8004-060d07080d04/media/Html/taxon/Hibiscus_tiliaceus.htm
Capricorn Coast Flora: http://mycapricorncoast.com/plants/cottonwood.html
Dept Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland: http://www.ehp.qld.gov.au/coastal/pdf/coastal-sand-dunes-4-09.pdf
Discover Nature, James Cook University: http://www-public.jcu.edu.au/discovernature/plantcairns/JCUDEV_006350
FloraBase, the Western Australian Flora: http://florabase.calm.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/19264
Noosa's Native Plants: http://www.noosanativeplants.com.au/plants/274/hibiscus-tiliaceus
PlantNET, New South Wales Flora Online: http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&lvl=sp&name=Hibiscus~tiliaceus
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hibiscus_tiliaceus

-- JohnBusby - 13 Jan 2011

References

  1. Bunt, J.S. (1982b). Mangrove Transect Data from Northern Queensland. Coastal Studies Series, Australian Institute of Marine Science AIMS-CS-82-1. Australian Institute of Marine Science. 41 p. Available online: http://data.aims.gov.au/extpubs/attachmentDownload?docID=2326 (more)
  2. Wightman, G. (2006). Mangroves of the Northern Territory, Australia: identification and traditional use. Northern Territory. Dept. of Natural Resources, Environment and the Arts, Palmerston. (more)
  3. ANHSIR (2012). ANHSIR: ANH Specimen Information Register, IBIS database, Australian National Herbarium, Australian Government, Canberra. Available online: (more)

Biological Interactions
Relation Taxon GroupSorted ascending
PreyOf Arhopara_micale Lepidoptera
OccursWith Acanthus_ilicifolius Vascular_Plants
OccursWith Acrostichum_speciosum Vascular_Plants
OccursWith Aegiceras_corniculatum Vascular_Plants
OccursWith Avicennia_marina Vascular_Plants
OccursWith Bruguiera_exaristata Vascular_Plants
OccursWith Bruguiera_gymnorhiza Vascular_Plants
OccursWith Bruguiera_parviflora Vascular_Plants
OccursWith Bruguiera_sexangula Vascular_Plants
PreyOf Cassytha_filiformis Vascular_Plants
OccursWith Ceriops_pseudodecandra Vascular_Plants
OccursWith Ceriops_tagal Vascular_Plants
OccursWith Cynometra_iripa Vascular_Plants
OccursWith Diospyros_geminata Vascular_Plants
OccursWith Excoecaria_agallocha Vascular_Plants
OccursWith Heritiera_littoralis Vascular_Plants
OccursWith Leptochloa_fusca Vascular_Plants
OccursWith Lumnitzera_racemosa Vascular_Plants
OccursWith Rhizophora_apiculata Vascular_Plants
OccursWith Rhizophora_mucronata Vascular_Plants
OccursWith Rhizophora_stylosa Vascular_Plants
OccursWith Sonneratia_alba Vascular_Plants
OccursWith Sonneratia_caseolaris Vascular_Plants
OccursWith Xylocarpus_granatum Vascular_Plants
OccursWith Xylocarpus_moluccensis Vascular_Plants
OccursWith Barringtonia Vascular_Plants
OccursWith Lumnitzera_littorea Vascular_Plants