African Plant Database

Hibiscus acetosella Welw. ex Hiern
Information on the genus : Hibiscus
Status for SA : accepted (cultivated)
Status for TA : accepted (cultivated)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Hibiscus surattensis var. eetveldeanus (De Wild. & T. Durand) Hochr.
 Hibiscus eetveldeanus De Wild. & T. Durand (1900)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Hibiscus cannabinus Hochr. non L. (1759) p.p. quoad syn. H. acetosella Welw. ex Hiern
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual or perennial herb or shrub, ±glabrous, not prickly, with stems 0,5-2 m tall, 8 mm ?at base.
Ecology : Edge of forest; savanna; fallow land; forest clearings; indigenous cultivations; humid places; wild in Angola (c. 1230 m alt.) and Zambia, and perhaps in Congo (ex-Zaïre); naturalized and cultivated elsewhere. S. Tomé, Principe Isl.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1961). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 1[2]: 438-439
  • Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Malvaceae : 32 (2009).
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. London, Bot. 29[1]: 68-69 (1999).
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