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Bladder Ketmia

Scientific Name
Hibiscus trionum
Scientific Author
Linnaeus, C (1753)
Taxonomy
(Magnoliophyta: Magnoliopsida: Malvales: Malvaceae)
Reliability
High
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Seed Colour: Brown dark

Seed Length: 2 - 4mm

Seed Sculpture: Tuberculate

Seed Shape: Reniform (Kidney shaped)

Annual herb or short-lived perennial with variously dissected leaves.

Lower leaves circular, lamina 1.5–2.5 cm diam.; upper leaves deeply 3–5-lobed, the lobes oblong or lanceolate, lamina 1.5–4 cm long, margins toothed.

Epicalyx segments 10–14, free, linear, 8–10 mm long. Calyx shortly 5-lobed, with 20–25 dark raised veins, 15–20 mm long; inflated after flowering. Corolla 1.5–3 cm long, yellow, cream or white with a dark purple basal spot.

Capsule 15–20 mm long, ovoid, dark, with long scattered simple hairs

Source: Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust

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Author
Clare McLellan
Created
28/02/2012 03:09 AEST
Last Updated
21/01/2013 10:21 AEST
Citation
Clare McLellan (2012) Bladder Ketmia (Hibiscus trionum ) Updated on 1/21/2013 10:21:59 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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