African Plant Database

Hibiscus articulatus Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Protologue : Tent. Fl. Abyss. 1: 60 (1847)  
Information on the genus : Hibiscus
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Hibiscus articulatus Hochst. ex A. Rich. var. articulatus (1847)
 Hibiscus articulatus var. stenolobus Hochst. ex Mast.
 Hibiscus bukamensis De Wild. (1915)
 Hibiscus rhodesicus Baker f. (1899)
 Hibiscus eburneopetalus Baker f. (1937)
Taxon infra-specific
Hibiscus articulatus Hochst. ex A. Rich. var. articulatus (1847)
Hibiscus articulatus var. glabrescens Hochr.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb with procumbent or ascending stems to 60 cm (to 2 m) long, from a woody rootstock or taproot.
Ecology : Combretum-Terminalia woodland on clay; (burnt) grassland on black cotton soil; also weed of cultivations on clay soils; marshy ground; depressions; roadsides; 1-2000 m alt. Caprivi Strip, Botswana, S. Africa (Transvaal).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Malvaceae : 71 (2009).
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:284 (2012)
  • 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
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