Hibiscus propulsator

Hibiscus propulsator

Hibiscus propulsator

(Macrostelia “Bolt head”)

FAMILY

Malvaceae

Species

Hibiscus propulsator

Common name

Macrostelia ‘Bolt Head’

Flower colour; life form

Pink; shrub

Campus

Cairns

Description

This shrub, native to Cape York, is planted near E1. The leaves to 18 x 5.5 cm are rough to touch and appear almost to arise in a whorl. Flowers crowded in axils, petals pink, short and the stamens the upper portions of which rotate from a central column are held above the petals.