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Talipariti simile

(Blume) Fryxell

Malvaceae


The name of this species has recently (2001) been changed from Hibiscus similis, though this is not universally recognised as yet(2009)[
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Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].
This species is considered by some authorities to be a hybrid of T. Macrophyllum and T. Tiliaceum. It is intermediate between the two species in most characteristics. Its abortive seeds support the interpretation of hybridity[
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.
].

+ Synonyms

Hibiscus prainii Raizada & Chatterjee

Hibiscus similis Blume

Hibiscus tiliaceus hirsutus Hochr.

Hibiscus tiliaceus similis (Blume) Borss. Waalk.

Hibiscus tiliaceus similis (Blume) Hochr.

Hibiscus tortuosus Wall. ex Prain

Paritium simile (Blume) G. Don

Common Name:

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General Information

Talipariti simile is a tree growing up to 20 metres tall.
The tree is harvested from the wild for its fibre, which is used locally.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

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 - India, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia.

Habitat

Lowland and mountains at elevations up to 1,400 metres[
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.
]. Usually found in or near inhabited places, occasionally in secondary vegetation, possibly as a relict of cultivation[
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.
]. Never found along the coast[
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.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height15.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



Plants probably 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 inner bark. It is used to make rope[
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.
].

Propagation

This species does not normally produce fertile seed. The question of how it propagates and maintains itself in nature, if it is characterized by sterility, remains unanswered. Presumably it does not really occur wild. It is often planted as a shade tree in the area, and many (most?) specimens are noted by their collectors as cultivated. It is propagated vegetatively by cuttings[
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.
].

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