The name of this species has recently (2001) been changed from Hibiscus pernambucensis, though this is not universally recognised as yet(2009)[
Some authorities treat this species as no more than a form of T. Tiliaceus (as Talipariti tiliaceum pernambucense)[
]. We are following the treatment in the Flora do Brasil, which accepts it as a distinct, but closely related, species[
Hibiscus arboreus Ham.
Hibiscus bracteosus DC.
Hibiscus fragrantissimus Sessé & Moc.
Hibiscus pernambucensis Arruda
Talipariti tiliaceum pernambucense (Arruda) Fryxell,
Talipariti pernambucense is an evergreen shrub or small tree with a dense, flat-topped crown and horizontal-spreading branches. It grows 3 - 6 metres tall, with a short, slender, slightly contorted bole that can be 20 - 30cm in diameter[
The tree produces a wood of low quality that is sometimes utilized locally. Fast growing, it can be used as a pioneer when establishing native woodland. A very ornamental plant, it is often used as a street tree[
Coastal regions of eastern S. America, through C. America and the Caribbean.
Coastal habitats such as riverbanks, dunes and mangrove associations[
]. Coastal forests, in both primary and secondary formations, always in wet or swampy land in Brazil[
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Requires a sunny position[
]. Grows well in moist to swampy soils[
Young plants establish well and grow away very quickly[
A fast growing plant that is a natural pioneer within its native range[
], this species could be used in an integrated planting scheme for re-establishing native woodland[
The wood is thick-textured, light in weight, soft to cut, of low durability[
]. It is only used to manufacture small artefacts such as toys and boxes[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in a nursery seedbed. A high germination rate can be expected, with the seed sprouting within a few weeks[
]. When the seedlings are 4 - 5cm tall, transplant them to individual containers and they should be ready for planting out 4 - 5 months later[
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