African Plant Database

Hibiscus vitifolius L.
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 2: 696 (1753)  
Information on the genus : Hibiscus
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Hibiscus vitifolius L. subsp. vitifolius
 Hibiscus jatrophifolius A. Rich.
 Kosteletzkya vitifolia (L.) M.R. Almeida & N. Patil
 Fioria vitifolia (L.) Mattei
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Hibiscus strigosus Schumach. & Thonn. (1827)
=Hibiscus suarezensis Baill. (1885)
=Hibiscus heterotrichus DC. (1824)
=Hibiscus vitifolius var. heterotrichus (DC.) Hochr. (1900)
=Hibiscus vitifolius subsp. vulgaris Brenan & Exell (SA = accepted; TA = rejected)
=Hibiscus vitifolius var. genuinus Hochr.
=Hibiscus natalitius Harv. (1862)
=Hibiscus vitifolius var. ricinifolius (E. Mey. ex Harv.) Hochr.
=Hibiscus ricinifolius E. Mey. ex Harv. (1860)
=Hibiscus modaticus Hochst. ex A. Rich.
=Hibiscus obscurus A. Rich.
=*Hibiscus parvifolius R. Br.
=Hibiscus ricinoides Garcke
=Hibiscus vitifolius f. zeylanica Hochr.
=Hibiscus vitifolius var. adhaerens Ulbr.
Taxon infra-specific
Hibiscus vitifolius L. subsp. vitifolius
Hibiscus vitifolius subsp. vulgaris Brenan & Exell
Hibiscus vitifolius subsp. lukei (2003)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or perennial herb 0,6-2 m tall, sometimes scandent or scrambling.
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Ecology : Rain-forest; woodland, grassland; Acacia-Commiphora bushland; degraded scrub; roadsides; often on alluvial sands; secondary forest; cultivations; fallow land; clearings in rain-forest; bushland; also weed; (0-)200-3000 m alt.
  Egypt; Madagascar; Socotra; Asia; introduced into America.
Biol./Eco : Herb; distribution: Comoros, Africa,

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Malvaceae : 56 (2009).
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 2: 109 (2000).

Bibliography other :
  • Peyre de Fabrègues B. & J. P. Lebrun (1976). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Niger. Maison Alfort
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
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see under The International Plant Name Index
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see under Missouri Botanical Garden
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
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