African Plant Database

Hibiscus sabdariffa L.
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 2: 695 (1753)  
Information on the genus : Hibiscus
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for NA : accepted (weed)
Status for SA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Status for TA : accepted (indigenous)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Hibiscus cannabinus Hiern non L. p.p. quoad specim. Welwitsch 5263
=Hibiscus masuianus De Wild. & T. Durand (1900)
=Hibiscus sabdariffa var. albus A. Howard & G. Howard
=Hibiscus sabdariffa var. intermedius A. Howard & G. Howard
=Hibiscus sabdariffa var. ruber A. Howard & G. Howard
=Hibiscus sabdariffa var. bhaghalpuriensis A. Howard & G. Howard
=Hibiscus sabdariffa var. altissima Wester
=Hibiscus palmatilobus Baill. (1885)
Ecology and distribution
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology:annual-Herb- Ht 1.5 - 4.5 m. Distribution: NAM, GA, NW
Biol./Eco : Herb; distribution: Comoros, Mascarenes, Seychelles, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australasia/Pacific,

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1961). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 1[2]: 441
  • Peyre de Fabrègues B. & J. P. Lebrun (1976). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Niger. Maison Alfort
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:286 (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

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Food plants of Zimbabwe : 47 (1986).
  • Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. London, Bot. 29[1]: 65-66 (1999).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 2: 108 (2000).
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