Hibiscus schinzii Gürke

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Hibiscus schinzii

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Bazaruto Island

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Synonyms: Hibiscus swynnertonii Baker f.
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Status: Native
More or less prostrate perennial herb. Leaves, up to 6 × 6 cm, shallowly to very deeply 3-5-lobed, stellate pubescent above, stellate-tomentose below; base cordate; margin serrate-crenate. Flowers solitary, axillary, up to 8 cm in diameter,yellow with a dark maroon-red centre. Epicalyx of 7-9 bracts, up to 5 mm long, filiform. Calyx 10-20 mm long; lobes elongate triangular, joined at the base for 4-5 mm, densely covered with bristly stellate hairs. Fruit a subspherical capsule, c. 12 mm in diameter, densely stellate pubescent
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Habitat: Occurring in woodland or grassland, often in rocky places.
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Mozambique distribution: MS,M
Growth form(s): Perennial.
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Content last updated: Monday 19 August 2013

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 105. (Includes a picture).

Exell, A.W. (1961). Malvaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Pages 465 - 466.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 287. (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 61.

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

Siebert, S. & Mössmer, M. (Editors) (2002). SABONET Southern Mozambique Expedition 2001; Provisional Plant Checklist of the Maputo Elephant Reserve (MER) and Licuati Forest Reserve (LFR) SABONET News 7(1) Page 27.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Hibiscus schinzii
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Hibiscus schinzii
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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 schinzii.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=139610, retrieved 1 December 2023

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