Hibiscus migeodii Exell

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Hibiscus migeodii

Photo: Mark Hyde
Via Entrada, Catapu

Hibiscus migeodii

Photo: Mark Hyde
Via Entrada, Catapu

Hibiscus migeodii

Photo: Mark Hyde
Via Entrada, Catapu

Hibiscus migeodii

Photo: Mark Hyde
Via Entrada, Catapu

Hibiscus migeodii

Photo: Mark Hyde
Via Entrada, Catapu

Hibiscus migeodii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Inhamitanga Forest, Marrumeo

Hibiscus migeodii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Inhamitanga Forest, Marrumeo

Hibiscus migeodii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Inhamitanga Forest, Marrumeo

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Status: Native
Description:
Annual or perennial herb, up to 1 m high. Leaves: lamina up to 7 × 5 cm, broadly ovate to narrowly oblong, sometimes hastate, tending to become shallowly or deeply 3-lobed with stellate hairs on both surfaces; base rounded to cordate; apex acute; margin with irregular blunt teeth. Stipules 2-4 mm long,setaceous. Flowers solitary, axillary, up to 1.5 cm in diameter, red. Epicalyx of 6-7 linear bracts 2-3 mm long. Calyx 6 mm long; lobes 4-5 mm long, lanceolate. Petals 8-9 mm long, obovate. Staminal tube 4-4.5 mm long. Capsule subspherical, pubescent. Seeds with a white cottony floss.
Notes: This species is generally very similar to Hibiscus allenii. It can only be reliably distinguished by the seeds which are covered in long silky or cotton-like hairs, while being hairless in H. allenii.
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Habitat: Open woodland and on roadsides
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Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,MS,GI
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Content last updated: Friday 23 June 2017
Literature:

Exell, A.W. (1961). Malvaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Pages 453 - 454.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Hibiscus migeodii
African Plant Database: Hibiscus migeodii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Hibiscus migeodii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Hibiscus migeodii
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Hibiscus migeodii
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Hibiscus migeodii
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hibiscus migeodii
JSTOR Plant Science: Hibiscus migeodii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Hibiscus migeodii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Hibiscus migeodii
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The Plant List (version 1.1): Hibiscus migeodii
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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: Species information: Hibiscus migeodii.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=178060, retrieved 7 August 2020

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