- Group 1Lycophytes, Monilophytes
- Group 2Gymnosperms
- Group 3Monocots
- Group 4Woody angiosperms with opposite or whorled leaves
- Group 5Woody angiosperms with alternate leaves
- Group 6Herbaceous angiosperms with inferior ovaries
- Group 7Herbaceous angiosperms with superior ovaries and zygomorphic flowers
- Group 8Herbaceous angiosperms with superior ovaries, actinomorphic flowers, and 2 or more distinct carpels
- Group 9Herbaceous angiosperms with superior ovaries, actinomorphic flowers, connate petals, and a solitary carpel or 2 or more connate carpels
- Group 10Herbaceous angiosperms with superior ovaries, actinomorphic flowers, distinct petals or the petals lacking, and 2 or more connate carpels
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- Dichotomous Key
The genus Hibiscus has been determined to be paraphyletic, due, in part, to reliance on shared ancestral characters (i.e., symplesiomorphies) for defining the genus (Pfeil et al. 2002). It may be necessary to utilize many splinter genera to create a monophyletic Hibiscus. If this option is followed, it means that both H. moscheutos and H. trionum would be transferred to other genera.
1b. Plants herbaceous; leaf blades stellate-pubescent on the abaxial surface; seeds eciliate
Show photos of: Each photo represents one species in this genus.