African Plant Database

Hibiscus nigricaulis Baker f.
Protologue : J. Bot. 77: 19 (1939); J. Bot. 77: 21 (1939) 
Information on the genus : Hibiscus
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Hibiscus cannabinus auct. sensu Ulbr. & Fr., non L., p.p. quoad specim. Fries 954
=Hibiscus meeusei Exell (1959)
=*Hibiscus sabdariffa Mendonça & Torre non L. (1753), p.p. quoad specim. Mendonca 332 (LISC)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual, erect herb with finely-prickly stem to 1,5 m tall.
Ecology : Dry scrub; humid places; “dembos”; roadsides, fallow, waste land; 1100-1800 m alt. Near H. cannabinus. S. Africa, Caprivi Strip, Namibia.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology:annual-Herb- Ht 1 - 1.5 m. Distribution BOT, NAM, GA, KN, LP, MP, SWZ

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. London, Bot. 29[1]: 60-61 (1999).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 81461
Record n°81461
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