Hibiscus schizopetalus (Mast.) Hook.f.

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Hibiscus schizopetalus

Photo: Bart Wursten
La Rochelle

Hibiscus schizopetalus

Photo: Bart Wursten
La Rochelle

Hibiscus schizopetalus

Photo: Bart Wursten
La Rochelle

Hibiscus schizopetalus

Photo: Bart Wursten
La Rochelle

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Synonyms: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis L. var. schizopetalus Mast.
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Description: Woody shrub; flowers large and showy, pendent, pink to red; petals with deeply frilled margins, reflexed; epicalyx lobes minute; staminal tube 3-7 cm long.
Notes: Recorded in Flora Zambesiaca 1(2), p. 470 only as a cultivated plant "in the Municipal Garden in Lourenco Marques". It is noted that since it is native in neighbouring Tanzania and Kenya it may occur in the wild in northern Mozambique but so far no evidence of this has been found.
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Worldwide distribution: Apparently native in Kenya and Tanzania.
Growth form(s): Shrub over 2 m.
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Literature:

Exell, A.W. (1961). Malvaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Page 470.

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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Hibiscus schizopetalus

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Hibiscus schizopetalus
African Plant Database: Hibiscus schizopetalus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Hibiscus schizopetalus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Hibiscus schizopetalus
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Hibiscus schizopetalus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Hibiscus schizopetalus
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JSTOR Plant Science: Hibiscus schizopetalus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Hibiscus schizopetalus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Hibiscus schizopetalus
Plants of the World Online: Hibiscus schizopetalus
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Hibiscus schizopetalus.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/cult/species.php?species_id=167160, retrieved 31 October 2020

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