African Plant Database

Hibiscus diversifolius Jacq.
Protologue : Collectanea 2: 307 (1788 [1789])
Information on the genus : Hibiscus
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Hibiscus diversifolius Jacq. subsp. diversifolius
 Hibiscus diversifolius Jacq. var. diversifolius
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Hibiscus persicifolius Eckl. & Zeyh. (1835)
=*Hibiscus ficulneus Cav. non L.
=Hibiscus scaber Lam.
=Hibiscus biflorus A. Spreng.
=*Hibiscus macularis E. Mey. ex Harv.
=*Hibiscus decaisneanus Schimp. ex Hochr.
=*Hibiscus diversifolius subsp. genuinus Hochr.
=Hibiscus paludosus Merr.
=Hibiscus berberidifolius Cufod. non A.Rich.
=Hibiscus diversifolius var. witteanus Cufod. non Hochr.
=Hibiscus diversifolius var. angustilobus Hauman (1961)
Taxon infra-specific
Hibiscus diversifolius Jacq. subsp. diversifolius
Hibiscus diversifolius var. rivularis
Hibiscus diversifolius subsp. rivularis (Bremek. & Oberm.) Exell (1961)
Hibiscus diversifolius Jacq. var. diversifolius
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Scrambling perennial herb or shrub or tree, with stems 3-5-10 m long and 1 cm , forming dense tangles; very ramose and with densely prickly stems. Similar to H. cannabinus but with shrubby perennial habit.
Ecology : Swamps, lakeshores, riverbanks; edges of gallery forest; savanna; thickets; cultivations; often in water; colluvium; 470- 2800 m alt. S. Africa, Botswana, Caprivi Strip; Madagascar; India; Australia; New Caledonia, Pacific Isl. Comprises 2 subspp.
Biol./Eco : Herb; distribution: Comoros, Mascarenes, Seychelles, Africa, Asia, Australasia/Pacific, New World,
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:285 (2012)
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