Softly felted shrub. Leaves mostly 6-11 cm long, broadly ovate to almost round in outline, entire or with 3-5 extremely shallow lobes; margins generally round-toothed. Flowers usually less than 5 cm long including the column, the petals close together, not spreading, scarlet; mostly autumn. Epicalyx of 7-12 more or less linear segments about as long as the sepals. Fruit fleshy and berry-like at first.
Mexico, Peru, Brazil
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.