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Lagunaria patersonia
 Pyramid Tree, Norfolk Island Hibiscus, Cow Itch Tree
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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Lagunaria (named for its resemblance to Lagunaea, which is now considered a section of Hibiscus and commemorates a Spanish botanist, Andres de Laguna,1494 or 1499-1560, physician to Pope Julius III). Malvaceae. An Australian (or Norfolk Island) tree cult. outdoors in S. Calif. and indoors in Eu. It has large pale rose fls. like Hibiscus, 2 1/2 in. across, with 5 spreading lobes, a column of stamens and a 5-lobed shield-shaped stigma. It differs from Hibiscus in having only 3, 4 or 5 deciduous bracelets, while Hibiscus usually has 5 or more. Lvs. entire: fls. axillary; calyx 5-toothed; ovary 5- celled.—Species probably only 1.CH

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It now consists of the single species Lagunaria patersoniawp.


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