Cuban Bast – Sea Hibiscus

Hibiscus tiliaceus (Wikipedia)

Hibiscus tiliaceus
Fleur de pūrau (hibiscus tiliaceus).jpg
Sea hibiscus from Tahiti
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Sea hibiscus from Flora de Filipinas (Francisco Manuel Blanco, 1880-1883)

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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Genus: Hibiscus
H. tiliaceus
Binomial name
Hibiscus tiliaceus

Talipariti tiliaceum (L.) Fryxell

Hibiscus tiliaceus is a species of flowering tree in the mallow family, Malvaceae, that is native to the Old World tropics. Common names include sea hibiscus, beach hibiscus, coastal (or coast) hibiscus, coastal (or coast) cottonwood, green cottonwood, native hibiscus, native rosella, cottonwood hibiscus, kurrajong, sea rosemallow, balibago (Tagalog), malabago or malbago (Cebuano – Southern), maribago (Cebuano – Northern), waru (Javanese), baru or bebaru (Malay), hau (Hawaiian), fau (Samoan), purau (Tahitian), and vau tree. The specific epithet, "tiliaceus", refers to its resemblance of the leaves to those of the related Tilia species.

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