Hibiscus panduriformis Burm. f.

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Hibiscus panduriformis

Photo: Warren McCleland
Rio Muacamula, Macomia District, Cabo Delgado.

Hibiscus panduriformis

Photo: Warren McCleland
Rio Muacamula, Macomia District, Cabo Delgado.

Hibiscus panduriformis

Photo: Warren McCleland
Rio Muacamula, Macomia District, Cabo Delgado.

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Common names:
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Shrub-like perennial herb, up to 2.5 m, with a woody base and stellate hairs on the stems. Leaves almost round in outline, shallowly 3-5-lobed, hairy on both surfaces; petioles long and stellate-hairy; margins irregularly toothed. Flowers solitary, axillary, yellow with a dark centre, turning apricot-orange with age, petals softly hairy on the outside. Epicalyx of 8-10 bracts, linear-spathulate, joined near the the base. Calyx with triangular lobes, tomentose, 3-veined, joined about halfway. Capsule, subspherical, c. 15 mm in diameter. Seeds 3 × 2 mm, crescent to kidney-shaped, densely pubescent.
Derivation of specific name: panduriformis: fiddle-shaped, probably referring to the shape of the leaves.
Habitat: In dry sandy places, often in places of old cultivation and disturbed areas.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Mar - May
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa, Madagascar, tropical Asia and Australia.
Mozambique distribution: N,T,MS
Growth form(s): Perennial, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Saturday 20 August 2016

Exell, A.W. (1961). Malvaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Pages 463 - 464. (Includes a picture).

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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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 panduriformis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=139520, retrieved 8 December 2023

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