The name of this species has recently (2001) been changed from Hibiscus similis, though this is not universally recognised as yet(2009)[
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[
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
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.
E. Asia - India, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia.
Lowland and mountains at elevations up to 1,400 metres[
]. Usually found in or near inhabited places, occasionally in secondary vegetation, possibly as a relict of cultivation[
]. Never found along the coast[
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Plants probably flower and fruit all year round[
A fibre is obtained from the inner bark. It is used to make rope[
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[
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