Plantae > Tracheophyta > Magnoliopsida > Malvales > Malvaceae > Talipariti > Talipariti tiliaceum

Talipariti tiliaceum (mahoe; sea hibiscus)

Synonyms: Abelmoschus guineensis; Hibiscus abutiloides; Hibiscus boninensis; Hibiscus circinnatus; Hibiscus elatus; Hibiscus guineensis; Hibiscus tiliaceus; Hibiscus tiliaceus f. albiflorus; Hibiscus tiliaceus f. immaculatus; Hibiscus tiliaceus subsp. elatus; Hibiscus tiliaceus var. elatus; Hibiscus tiliaceus var. henryanus; Hibiscus tiliaceus var. purpurascens; Hibiscus tiliaceus var. sterilis; Hibiscus tiliaceus var. tortuosus; Hibiscus tiliifolius; Hibiscus tortuosus; Parita tiliaceus; Pariti boninense; Pariti grande; Pariti tiliaceum f. albiflorum; Pariti tiliaceum f. immaculatum; Paritium abutiloides; Paritium circinnatum; Paritium guineense; Paritium purpurascens; Paritium tiliifolium

Wikipedia Abstract

Hibiscus tiliaceus is a species of flowering tree in the mallow family, Malvaceae, that is native to the Old World tropics. Common names include sea hibiscus, beach hibiscus, coastal (or coast) hibiscus, coastal (or coast) cottonwood, green cottonwood, native hibiscus, native rosella, cottonwood hibiscus, kurrajong, sea rosemallow, Norfolk hibiscus, balibago (Tagalog), bhendi (Marathi), balibago (Tagalog), waru (Indonesian), hau (Hawaiian), purau (Tahitian), and vau tree. The specific epithet, "tiliaceus", refers to its resemblance to the related Tilia species.
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Allergen Potential [1]  Medium-Low
Leaf Type [2]  Evergreen
Lifespan [3]  Perennial
Specific Gravity [4]  0.54
Structure [2]  Tree

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Canaveral National Seashore II 9090 Florida, United States
De Soto National Wildlife Refuge IV 8007 Iowa, Nebraska, United States
Everglades and Dry Tortugas Biosphere Reserve   Florida, United States  
Kakadu National Park II 4744348 Northern Territory, Australia
Norfolk Island National Park II 1723 Australian external territories, Australia  
Seaflower Marine Protected Area 15125514 Colombia      


Abantis paradisea (Paradise Skipper)[5]
Acanthaspidiotus hibisci <Unverified Name>[6]
Anomis albitibia[5]
Anomis combinans[5]
Anomis hawaiiensis[5]
Anomis nigritarsis[5]
Anomis vitiensis[5]
Anomis vulpina[5]
Aulacaspis crawii[6]
Automeris melanops[5]
Brachylophus vitiensis (Fiji Crested lguana)[7]
Ceroplastes rubens (pink wax scale)[6]
Characoma nilotica[5]
Chasmina candida[5]
Chasmina tibialis[5]
Coccus longulus (long brown scale)[6]
Crisicoccus chalepus[6]
Dysmicoccus nesophilus[6]
Erechthias minuscula (Erechthias Clothes Moth)[5]
Erechthias simulans[5]
Giaura tortricoides[5]
Howardia biclavis (mining scale)[6]
Icerya samaraia <Unverified Name>[6]
Lophostethus dumolinii[5]
Maconellicoccus hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug)[6]
Macrosoma rubedinaria[5]
Megalopyge lanata[5]
Octaspidiotus stauntoniae[6]
Odontoptilum angulata (Banded Angle)[5]
Parasaissetia nigra (nigra scale)[8]
Parlatoreopsis chinensis (Chinese obscure scale)[6]
Pectinophora scutigera (Pink-spotted bollworm)[5]
Philodoria hauicola (Hau Leaf Miner)[5]
Pinaroloxias inornata (Cocos Finch)[9]
Pinnaspis strachani (lesser snow scale)[6]
Planococcus minor (Pacific mealybug)[6]
Praelongorthezia praelonga (citrus orthezia)[6]
Pseudaulacaspis pentagona (mulberry scale)[6]
Pseudococcus cryptus (citriculus mealybug)[6]
Pseudococcus trukensis[6]
Saissetia coffeae (brown scale)[6]
Saissetia miranda (mexican black scale)[6]
Vini australis (Blue-crowned Lory)[10]
Vini ultramarina (Ultramarine Lorikeet)[11]
Zosterops palpebrosus (Oriental White-eye)[10]


Pollinated by 
Apis mellifera (honey bee)[12]
Phelsuma ornata (ornate day gecko)[12]


North America; Oceania;



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1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000)
2Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
3USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
4Jérôme Chave, Helene C. Muller-Landau, Timothy R. Baker, Tomás A. Easdale, Hans ter Steege, Campbell O. Webb, 2006. Regional and phylogenetic variation of wood density across 2,456 neotropical tree species. Ecological Applications 16(6), 2356 - 2367
5HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
6Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
7 Diet and habitat preferences of the Fijian crested iguana (Brachylophus vitiensis) on Yadua Taba, Fiji: implications for conservation, Clare Morrison, Tamara Osborne, Peter S. Harlow, Nunia Thomas, Pita Biciloa and Jone Niukula, Australian Journal of Zoology 55(6) 341–350 (2008)
8Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
9Smith, JNM & Sweatman, HPA (1976) Feeding habits and morphological variation in Cocos Finches Condor 78: 244–248
10del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
11Status, distribution and conservation of the Ultramarine lorikeet Vini ultramarina in the Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia, Marc Ziembicki, Philippe Raust, Société d’Ornithologie de Polynésie, Papeete, Tahiti – December 2003
12Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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