Malvaceae in Australia - an introduction

Harvey, Geoff, Keena, Colleen and Harrison, Dion (2008) Malvaceae in Australia - an introduction. Australian Plants, 24 197: 339-340.

Author Harvey, Geoff
Keena, Colleen
Harrison, Dion
Title Malvaceae in Australia - an introduction
Formatted title
Malvaceae in Australia — an introduction
Journal name Australian Plants
ISSN 0005-0008
Publication date 2008-12
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 24
Issue 197
Start page 339
End page 340
Total pages 2
Editor Merle Thompson
Place of publication Sydney, NSW, Australia
Publisher Australian Plant Society NSW
Language eng
Subject 0706 Horticultural Production
0607 Plant Biology
Formatted abstract
Within the family Malvacaea, Hibiscus is probably the best known genus with over 300 species. Hibiscus rosa-sinensis is the well-know ornamental species grown for their spectacular flowers which come in many shapes, forms and colours as a result of breeding and selection for over 200 years. It is the most popular ornamental plant grown in tropical and warm climates of the world, and is also a popular indoor pot plant in more temperate climates. The H. rosa-sinensis complex lies in the Hibiscus section Lilibiscus, and is thought to have originated from 12 or fewer compatible species distributed from the west coast of Africa (e.g. H.schizopetalus) to Hawaii (e.g. H. arnottianus). Though the true origin of some of these species is unknown, none are know to be endemic to Australia. Hibiscus rosa-sinensis is widely grown in this country,
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