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Hibiscus tiliaceus

Hibiscus tiliaceus
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Copyright: Raimundo Mesquita (mesquens) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 168 W: 9 N: 287] (2073)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-29
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC LZ7
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-05-29 14:51
Viewed: 3746
Points: 2
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H. tiliaceus reaches a height of 410 m (1333 ft), with a trunk up to 15 cm (5.9 in) in diameter.[3] The flowers of H. tiliaceus are bright yellow with a deep red centre upon opening. Over the course of the day, the flowers deepen to orange and finally red before they fall. The branches of the tree often curve over time.
[edit]Range and habitat

H. tiliaceus is a common coastal plant in Eastern and Northern Australia, Oceania and Southeast Asia. It has become naturalized in parts of the New World, such as Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.[3] It is uncertain if the species is native to Hawaii, as it may have been introduced by the Polynesians.[4] H. tiliaceus can be found at elevations from sea level to 800 m (2,600 ft) in areas that receive 9002,500 mm (3598 in) of annual rainfall. It is commonly found growing on beaches, by rivers and in mangrove swamps. Sea Hibiscus is well adapted to grow in coastal environment in that it tolerates salt and waterlogging and can grow in quartz sand, coral sand, marl, limestone,[5] and crushed basalt.[6] It grows best in slightly acidic to alkaline soils (pH of 5-8.5).[5]

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Hi Raimundo,

A good sharp close-up of the unusual Hibiscus. Nice DOF, pov and compposition.
TFS and have a nice Sunday!


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