African Plant Database

Hibiscus calyphyllus Cav.
Information on the genus : Hibiscus
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Hibiscus calycinus Willd.
=Hibiscus grandifolius Hochst. ex A. Rich.
=Hibiscus wildii Suess. (1951)
=Hibiscus calyphyllus var. grandiflorus De Wild.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrubby herb or shrub 1-3(-?5) m tall, with stout stem; climber.
Ecology : Rain-forest, ground-water and riverine forest (and forest margins), extending into upland bushland; evergreen woodland; savanna, fallow land, roadsides, grassland; 450-2400 m alt. Tropical and S. Africa; Madagascar, Mascarenes; Yemen.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology:perennial- Dwarf shrub, Herb- Ht 0.02 - 3 m. Alt 5 - 1675 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, EC, FS, GA, KN, LP, MP, NW, SWZ

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1961). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 1[2]: 459-460
  • Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Malvaceae : 61 (2009).
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Pl. Africa 37: t.1470 (1966).
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