Hibiscus family : MALVACEAE (DILLENIIDAE) in Australia
including
Brownlowiaceae, Dombeyaceae, Fremontiaceae, Helicteraceae, Hermanniaceae, Hibiscaceae, Melochiaceae, Pentapetaceae, Philippodendraceae, Plagianthaceae, Sparrmanniaceae, Theobromataceae, Tiliaceae, and Triplochitonaceae

Flower
Families
Flowers in Australia
 
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
&
Christine Ashe
  
Plants in Australia Plant
Classes

Abelmoschus esculentus
Okra
Magnetic Island, January 2012
Photo: courtesy of
Donald Simpson

Abelmoschus moschatus
Musk Okra
Sunshine Coast, June 2019
Photo: courtesy of
Maria Rosenfelder

Abutilon x hybridum
Canary Bird
Sydney, June 2008

Abutilon cryptopetalum
Hill Lantern Flower
Uluru, December 2008

Abutilon striatum
Chinese Lantern
Sydney, August 2006

Alcea rosea
Hollyhock
Sydney, October 2006

Alyogyne hakeifolia
Australian hibiscus
Concord, December 2006

Alyogyne huegelii
Blue hibiscus
Burwood, November 2006

Gossypium sturtianum
Sturt's Desert Rose
Uluru, December 2008

Grewia occidentalis
Crossberry
Concord, October 2007

Hibiscus diversifolius
Swamp Hibiscus
Gympie, October 2006

Hibiscus heterophyllus
Australian Native Rosella
Castlereagh, October 2014
Photo: courtesy of
Cheryl McDonnell

Hibiscus mutabilis
Confederate Rose
Sydney, December 2006

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Hibiscus
Sydney August 2006

Hibiscus schizopetalus
Coral Hibiscus
Bundaberg, January 2007

Hibiscus sturtii
Sturt's Hibiscus
Uluru, December 2008

Hibiscus syriacus
Rose of Sharon
Sydney, December 2006

Hibiscus tiliaceus
Coastal Hibiscus
Kuranda
Photo: courtesy of
Buck Richardson

Lagunaria patersonia
Norfolk Island Hibiscus
Sydney, November 2006

Malva parviflora
Small Flowered Mallow
Sydney, May 2008

Malvaviscus arboreus
Turk's Hat
Sydney, August 2006

Phymosia umbellata
Mexican Mallow
Wyee, November 2007

Sida rhombifolia
Paddy’s Lucerne
Wyee, February 2007

Triumfetta rhomboidea
Triumfetta Burr
Magnetic Island,
Photo: courtesy of
Donald Simpson

Members of MALVACEAE are the foodplants of a number of caterpillars of Butterfly species in Australia, including:


Chaetocneme beata

Nacaduba kurava

Hypolimnas bolina

Vanessa cardui

Phaedyma shepherdi

and Moths from many families and subfamilies, including

ACONTIINAE

Acontia elaeoa
ACRONICTINAE

Spodoptera exigua
BUCCULATRICIDAE

Bucculatrix gossypii
CALPINAE

Anomis flava
CHLOEPHORINAE

Xanthodes amata
COSMOPTERIGIDAE

Pyroderces falcatella
DEPRESSARIIDAE

Tonica effractella
GELECHIIDAE

Pectinophora gossypiella
HELOTHINAE

Helicoverpa armigera
NOCTUINAE

Agrotis ipsilon
PYRAUSTINAE

Achyra affinitalis
SPHINGIDAE

Coenotes eremophilae
SPILOMELINAE

Haritalodes derogata
TORTRICIDAE

Crocidosema plebejana

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Australian
Australian Butterflies
butterflies
Australian
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Lepidoptera
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moths

(updated 19 October 2014, 20 February 2018, 6 July 2019, 23 May 2020)