Talipariti tiliaceum

COMMON NAME

Beach Hibiscus, Sea Hibiscus, Cottontree, Mahoe

TYPE

Tree

FAMILY

Malvaceae

NOTES

Beach hibiscus is an evergreen shrub or small tree with low, spreading branches, growing 3 - 10 metres tall.  A true multi-purpose tree, it is considered to be one of the most useful trees in the Pacific region. It is commonly gathered from the wild for food, medicine, fibre and timber, is sometimes cultivated and often protected when other trees are cleared from an area. The tree is often cultivated as an ornamental plant and hedge in tropical areas

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Pan Tropical

NATIVE HABITAT

Found throughout the tropics, often on beaches, saline swamps and disturbed places.  Sometimes forms nearly impenetrable thickets, especially along the sides of streams

WEB SOURCES

tropical.theferns.info

pfaf.org



Talipariti tiliaceum