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Hibiscus insularis (Philip Island Hibiscus)

Today, September 2012, we finally observed the Philip Island Hibiscus in bloom at the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney and managed to capture an image. I learned about this plant some years ago while writing up my research on Allan Cunningham Botanist Explorer 1791-1839. It’s very rare. I’ve known for some time that it bloomed in September but every year prior to 2012 I either forgot about it or a visit to the Sydney Botanic Gardens was inconvenient.

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