Hibiscus mossambicensis Gonç.

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Status: Native
Notes: H. mossambicensis has been sunk under H. platycalyx by some authors (Vollesen (1980) and on the African Plants Database). However, in the opinion of Ernst Schmidt (pers. comm., December 2012), H. mossambicensis deserves to be retained as a separate species. He comments that the epicalyx bracts of H. mossambicensis are very narrow, almost linear while those of H. platycalyx are spathulate. Furthermore H. platycalyx is usually an erect plant whereas H. mossambicensis is a normally shaped shrub, which can attain 4 m. He adds that the leaf shape, venation and leaf margin are different as well as the habitat.
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Mozambique distribution: N,MS
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Hibiscus mossambicensis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Hibiscus mossambicensis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Hibiscus mossambicensis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Hibiscus mossambicensis
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iNaturalist: Hibiscus mossambicensis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hibiscus mossambicensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Hibiscus mossambicensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Hibiscus mossambicensis
Plants of the World Online: Hibiscus mossambicensis
Tropicos: Hibiscus mossambicensis
Wikipedia: Hibiscus mossambicensis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Hibiscus mossambicensis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=203100, retrieved 19 July 2024

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