African Plant Database

Hibiscus ovalifolius (Forssk.) Vahl
Protologue : Symb. Bot. (Vahl) 1: 50 (1790)
Information on the genus : Hibiscus
Basionym : Urena ovalifolia Forssk.
Status for MA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Hibiscus micranthus L. f.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Urena ovalifolia Forssk.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Hibiscus micranthus L. f. var. micranthus
=Hibiscus micranthus L. f. (1782)
=Hibiscus baidoensis var. parvifolius Chiov.
=Hibiscus lanzae Cufod. (1939)
=Hibiscus baidoensis Chiov. (1929)
=Hibiscus calycosus A. Rich.
=Hibiscus clandestinus Cav.
=Hibiscus micranthus var. clandestinus (Cav.) Maire (1941)
=Hibiscus gossypinus DC. (1824)
=Hibiscus pavoniformis Baill. (1885)
=Hibiscus capillipes Mattei (1916)
=Hibiscus micranthus var. hermanniaefolius Hochst. ex Cufod.
=Hibiscus parvifolius Hochst. ex T. Anderson
=Hibiscus micranthus var. parvifolius (Hochst. ex Anders.) Cufod.
=Hibiscus hermanniaefolius Hochst.
=Hibiscus micranthus var. lepineyi Sauvage (1949)
=Hibiscus micranthus var. subclandestinus Maire (1941)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb or shrub to 2(-3) m tall.
Ecology : Acacia-Combretum-Terminalia bushland and scrub; upland bushland; riverine forest and scrub; 400-2100 m alt. Botswana, Namibia, S. Africa; Yemen.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Malvaceae : 63 (2009).
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see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
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Record n°81577
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