Hibiscus kirkii Mast.

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Derivation of specific name: kirkii: named after Dr John Kirk, who accompanied David Livingstone on his Zambezi expedition of 1858
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Mozambique distribution: Z,MS,GI,M
Growth form(s): Perennial.
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Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 20.

Exell, A.W. (1961). Malvaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Pages 466 - 467.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 60.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 84.

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Flora of Botswana: Hibiscus kirkii
Flora of Zimbabwe: Hibiscus kirkii

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Hibiscus kirkii
African Plant Database: Hibiscus kirkii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Hibiscus kirkii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Hibiscus kirkii
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Hibiscus kirkii
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Hibiscus kirkii
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Hibiscus kirkii
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Hibiscus kirkii
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hibiscus kirkii
JSTOR Plant Science: Hibiscus kirkii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Hibiscus kirkii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Hibiscus kirkii
Plants of the World Online: Hibiscus kirkii
Tropicos: Hibiscus kirkii
Wikipedia: Hibiscus kirkii

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Hibiscus kirkii.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=139390, retrieved 30 March 2023

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