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Common name

English: Norfolk Island Hibiscus, Pyramid Tree

German: Norfolkeibisch

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2635)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2573)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2146)

      Order: Malvales (80)

        Family: Malvaceae (61)(family description)

          Genus: Lagunaria (1)

            Epithet: patersonii (R.Br.) G.Don (1)

Synonyms: Hibiscus patersonii R.Br., Hibiscus patersonius Andrews, Laguna patersonia (Andrews) Sims, Laguna squamea Vent., Lagunaea patersonia (Andrews) Sims, Lagunaria patersonia (Andrews) G.Don, Solandra squamea Poir.

patersonia => in honor of Colonel William Paterson (1755–1810), Scottish soldier, explorer, lieutenant governor and botanist

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habit: tree

Flower colour: violet, pink

External links

Check for Lagunaria patersonii at

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