Perennial herb to 2 m tall. Leaves to about 12 cm long, shallow to deeply 3-5 lobed. Epicalyx of 5 bracts. Flowers clear yellow with crimson centre; late summer to autumn. Capsule about 2.5 cm long with whiskered valves. [H. calycinus Willd.]
Tropical and S South Africa, Madagascar, Mascarenes
Source: (1997). Hibiscus. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.