Hibiscus krichauffianus F.Muell.

Rep. Pl. Babbage's Exped. 7 (1859) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e)

Shrub to 90 cm high, velvety, pale grey coloured. Leaves ovate to ovate-lanceolate, 1.5–4 cm long, 8–15 mm wide; both surfaces densely stellate-hairy. Flowers solitary in axils; pedicles 7–22 mm long; epicalyx 6–15-lobed, 8–11 mm long, densely pubescent; calyx 10–15 mm long, the acuminate lobes united in the lower c. third; petals pale lilac or light pink, sometimes darker at the base, 22–35 mm long, remaining semi-erect. Capsule 8–10 mm long, enclosed by the fruiting calyx, pubescent. Flowers most of the year.

MuM. Also WA, NT, SA, Qld, NSW. In Victoria, known from a single record in the north-west corner of the State.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2015-07-14
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-12-27
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Malvales
family Malvaceae
genus Hibiscus
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Hibiscus krichauffianus in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Hibiscus krichauffianus in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present native

State distribution

Distribution map
Western Australia
Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales