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Lagunaria patersonia


Taxonavigation: Malvales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids II
Ordo: Malvales

Familia: Malvaceae
Subfamilia: Malvoideae
Tribus: Hibisceae
Genus: Lagunaria
Species: L. patersonia – L. queenslandica



Lagunaria (DC.) Reichenbach, Conspect. Reg. Veg. 202 (1828)

  • Type species: non designatus
  • Basionym
    • Hibiscus sect. Lagunaria DC., Prodr. (de Candolle) 1: 454. (1824)


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Australasia
    • Regional: Australia
      • New South Wales, Norfolk Is., Queensland
    • Introduced into:
      • California, Ethiopia, New Zealand North, South Australia, Victoria

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Primary references


Additional references

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. Scientific Data 8: 215.

Vernacular names

English: Norfolk Island Hibiscus
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