African Plant Database

Hibiscus surattensis L.
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 2: 696 (1753)  
Information on the genus : Hibiscus
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Hibiscus surattensis var. villosus Hochr.
=*Hibiscus surattensis var. genuinus Hochr.
=Hibiscus surattensis var. villosus Backer non Hochr.
=Hibiscus surattensis f. concolor Backer
=Hibiscus furcatus Craib non Roxb. (1814) p.p. quoad specim. Marcan 1517
=Hibiscus surattensis f. immaculata Kurz ex Rakshit & Kundu
=Furcaria surattensis Kostel.
=*Hibiscus hypoglossus Harv. (1860)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual herb, prostrate or climbing, scrambling or erect; stems 0,5-3(-7) m long, much-branched with recurved prickles.
Ecology : Cultivated and fallow land, waste places; edges, clearings and tracks in rain-forest; river banks; secondary forest formations; savanna; open woodland; swamps; 60-1700 m alt. – Also cultivated. S. Africa. – Tropics of the Old World.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology:annual-Herb, Climber- Ht 0.3 - 3 m. Alt 10 - 1700 m. Distribution: LP
Biol./Eco : Herb; distribution: Comoros, Mascarenes, Seychelles, Africa, 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]: 438
  • Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Malvaceae : 38 (2009).
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1991). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Généralités et Anonaceae à Pandanaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 1:
  • Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. London, Bot. 29[1]: 51-53 (1999).
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Record n°81487 modified 2007-04-20
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