Cuban Bast – Sea Hibiscus

Hibiscus tiliaceus (Wikipedia)

Hibiscus tiliaceus, commonly known as the sea hibiscus or coast cottonwood, is a species of flowering tree in the mallow family, Malvaceae, with a pantropical distribution along coastlines. It has also been introduced to Florida and New Zealand. It has been debated whether this species is native or introduced to Hawaii.

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

Talipariti tiliaceum (L.) Fryxell
Hibiscus pernambucensis Arruda

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