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Useful Tropical Plants

Talipariti macrophyllum

(Roxb. ex Hornem.) Fryxell

Malvaceae


The name of this species has recently (2001) been changed from Hibiscus macrophyllus, though this is not universally recognised as yet(2009)[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].

+ Synonyms

Hibiscus macrophyllus Roxb. ex Hornem.

Hibiscus setosus Roxb.

Pariti macrophyllum (Roxb. Ex Hornem.) G.Don

Common Name: Large-Leaved Hau

Talipariti macrophyllum
Drawing of the flowers and leaves
Photograph by: Wallich, N., Plantae Asiaticae Rariores, vol. 1: t. 51 (1830) [Gorachand]
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General Information

Large-leaved hau can be shrub-like, but is more commonly a small to medium-sized tree growing from 6 - 25 metres tall[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
,
714
Title
Contributions from the University of Michigan Herbarium Vol. 23
Publication
 
Author
Anderson C. (Editor)
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
University of Michigan Herbarium
Year
2001
ISBN
0091-1860
Description
A series of botanical articles including a proposed new genus Talipariti, separated from Hibiscus. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. The erect bole can be up to 30cm in diameter[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].
Gathered from the wild for its wood and fibre, the plant is cultivated from India to Java as a bark fibre plant, whilst is also sometimes grown in the Tropics as an ornamental[
317
Title
Mansfeld's Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://mansfeld.ipk-gatersleben.de/pls/htmldb_pgrc/f?p=185:3:4292127278597336
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details of a huge range of useful plants.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
,
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
,
714
Title
Contributions from the University of Michigan Herbarium Vol. 23
Publication
 
Author
Anderson C. (Editor)
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
University of Michigan Herbarium
Year
2001
ISBN
0091-1860
Description
A series of botanical articles including a proposed new genus Talipariti, separated from Hibiscus. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

E. Asia - southern China, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines.

Habitat

Evergreen broad-leaved forests, near villages; at elevations of 400 - 1,000 metres[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitTree
Height10.00 m
Cultivation StatusCultivated, Ornamental, Wild

Cultivation Details



Plants can flower and fruit all year round[
714
Title
Contributions from the University of Michigan Herbarium Vol. 23
Publication
 
Author
Anderson C. (Editor)
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
University of Michigan Herbarium
Year
2001
ISBN
0091-1860
Description
A series of botanical articles including a proposed new genus Talipariti, separated from Hibiscus. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

A fibre is obtained from the bark[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
,
714
Title
Contributions from the University of Michigan Herbarium Vol. 23
Publication
 
Author
Anderson C. (Editor)
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
University of Michigan Herbarium
Year
2001
ISBN
0091-1860
Description
A series of botanical articles including a proposed new genus Talipariti, separated from Hibiscus. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. It is used for rough ropes, mats and string[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
].

The light greyish-brown wood is soft, light, fine-grained[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
]. It is used for the construction of houses[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
].

Propagation

Seed -

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