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NZ Plants

Hibiscus richardsonii - purangi, native hibiscus

Mallow family: Malvaceae

Hibiscus richardsonii is a slender herbaceous plant with lobed leaves and stems covered with hairs. Also found in Australia.
Found in coastal areas in the upper portion of the North Island.  

Vegetative characteristics

Reproductive characteristics

Plant form: annual to perennial herb up to 1 m

Arrangement of parts: symmetric


Flower size: 30-50 mm diam.

Leaf form: undivided, circular to oblong, 3-5 lobed

Sepals: 5-10

Leaf size: 2-8 cm

Petals: 5-10, white

Leaf arrangement: singly along stem

Sexuality: bisexual

Leaf attachment: stipule

Stamens: numerous

Leaf margin: toothed

Ovary: above

Leaf surface: hairs

Fruit: dry