Tall shrub or small tree with prickly stems. Leaves ovate or 3-5 lobed, c. 3-15 cm long without glands. Epicalyx of 10-12 bracts. Flowers solitary, axillary, pink. Flower stalk with a joint about 1 cm below the flower.
Leaves without glands; flowers pink, the stalk with a joint about 1 cm below the flower cf. H. heterophyllus.
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.