African Plant Database

Hibiscus sidiformis Baill.
Information on the genus : Hibiscus
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Solandra ternata Cav. (1788)
=Hibiscus ternatus (Cav.) Mast. (1868) (1868), non Cav. (1787)
=Hibiscus ambongoensis Baill. (1885)
=Hibiscus pamanzianus Baill. (1885)
=Lagunaea schinzii Gürke (1888)
=Hibiscus schinzii (Gürke) Hochr. (1900) non Gürke(1900), non Gürke (1888)
=Hibiscus ternifoliolus F. W. Andrews
=Hibiscus ternatus var. halophilus Hochr. (1917)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect, annual branching herb, woody below, 10-100 cm tall; stems 4 mm , arising from a woody rootstock.
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Ecology : Acacia-Commiphora woodland and bushland;alluvial grassland; fallow land; sandstone plateau; clayey slope on gravelly soil; muddy or stony sand; wooded hollow on cuirass plateau; humid soils; granitic outcrops in pockets of soil; near sea-level-1550 m alt.
  Socotra; Madagascar.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology:annual-Herb- Ht 0.1 - 0.91 m. Alt 312 - 1200 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, GA, KN, LP, MP, NW

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1961). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 1[2]: 445
  • Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Malvaceae : 74 (2009).
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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carte afrique num 81482
Record n°81482
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