Hibiscus heterophyllus Vent.

Native Rosella

Evergreen shrub or small tree with prickly stems. Leaves ovate or with 3-5 lobes, c. 6-15 cm long with glands on the lower leaf surface at the base of the midrib. Flowers solitary, axillary, white to yellow or pink with a purple basal spot; mostly autumn. Flower stalk jointed at the base of the flower.

Qld, NSW

Leaves with basal glands below; flowers white, yellow or pink, stalk jointed at the base cf. H. splendens.

Source: Beers, L.; Spencer, R. (1997). Hibiscus. In: Spencer, R.. 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.

Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Malvales
family       Malvaceae
genus        Hibiscus L.