African Plant Database

Hibiscus fuscus Garcke
Information on the genus : Hibiscus
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Hibiscus fuscus Garcke subsp. fuscus
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Hibiscus gossypinus auct. sensu Harv., non Thunb.
=*Hibiscus ferrugineus auct. sensu Hochr., non Cav.
Taxon infra-specific
Hibiscus fuscus subsp. naivashense Mwachala (2009)
Hibiscus fuscus Garcke subsp. fuscus
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrubby woody herb or shrub 1-3 m tall with rather ramose stem 1 cm ?and erect branches.
Ecology : Dry Juniperus forest and scrub; secondary Juniperus scrub; Acacia-Combretum woodland; lava flows; Pennisetum purpureum formation; fallow land; gallery forest; termite-mounds; grassland; rain-forest; 1000-2650 m alt. S. Africa.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology:perennial-Shrub- Ht 0.8 - 2.43 m. Alt 15 - 855 m. Distribution: EC, KN

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1961). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 1[2]: 449,451
  • Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Malvaceae : 49 (2009).
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