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Thespesia
Thespesia populnea (L.) Sol. ex Correa
Tulip Tree      

A  tree found on the shoreline in North Queensland. The fruits are not dehiscent. This tree can be easily confused with Hibiscus tiliaceus and Thespesia populneoides, which has dehiscent fruits.



  Thespesia populnea Thespesia populnea
 
  Description:Flower Description:Flower
  Location:Trinity Beach, North Queensland Location:Torres Strait, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:1647.460S 14542.251E GPS coordinates:Withheld
  Date of photo:2nd August  2015 Date of photo:29th July 2015
  Field No.:3239 Field No.:3242
     

Thespesia populnea Thespesia populnea
 
  Description:Fruit - entire Description:Leaves
  Location:Quarantine Bay, Cooktown, North Queensland Location:Quarantine Bay, Cooktown, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:1529.5406S, 14516.5363E GPS coordinates:1529.5406S, 14516.5363E
  Date of photo:25th September  2011 Date of photo:25th September  2011
  Field No.:U635 Field No.:U635
     
  Thespesia populnea Thespesia populnea
 
  Description:Flower Description:Flowers and leaves
  Location:Trinity Beach, North Queensland Location:Karumba, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:1647.460S 14542.251E GPS:N/A
  Date of photo:3rd April 2015 Date of photo:22nd June 2008
  Field No.:3088 Field No.:U637
     
  Thespesia populnea Thespesia populnea
 
  Description:Flowers and leaves Description:Bud
  Location:Trinity Beach, North Queensland Location:Trinity Beach, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:1647.460S 14542.251E GPS coordinates:1647.460S 14542.251E
  Date of photo:8th March 2008 Date of photo:3rd April 2015
  Field No.:U636 Field No.:3088
     
  Thespesia populnea Thespesia populnea
 
  Description:Unripe fruit Description:Fruit
  Location:Trinity Beach, North Queensland Location:Trinity Beach, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:1647.460S 14542.251E GPS coordinates:1647.460S 14542.251E
  Date of photo:3rd April 2015 Date of photo:2nd August  2015
  Field No.:3088 Field No.:3239
     
     
     

 

References (accessed 3rd April 2015):

Du Puy, D.J. & Telford, I.R.H., (1993) Flora of Australia. 50:147

http://www.hibiscus.org/species/tpopulnea.php


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Roger Fryer and Jill Newland  2015

 

 

 

Thespesia populnea