SK1706 08 Jan 2019 : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1)- 5 Mb.
Location : Sentosa , Singapore
Date : 18 October 2012
Altitude 131 m.
Habit : Cultivated
Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii (Torr. & A.Gray) Schery.
or some other ??
Possibly Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii ??
I checked and could not differentiate.
Pl. go through the discussions herein.
I will go with
first the flower is past its prime and both are open. the calyx and epicalyx of the front one covered by an invading catterpillar i think.
though i suspect the calyx and epicalyx may have been the same size as seen in pictures of Texas mallow.
leaves are three veined from the base in this case, and i suspect in the picture of texas mallow i cited above.
i suspect this could be temporirily put under Texas mallow, as per … opinion and not our regular Lanka joba or Malvaviscus arboreus Cav.
… had this as diagnostic feature
Flowers erect, less than 4 cm long, leaves nearly ovate, 5-veined from base..…Malvaviscus arboreus Cav.
there is no way to follow this up. so we are stuck with: possible diagnosis