African Plant Database

Hibiscus schizopetalus (Mast.) Hook. f.
Protologue : Bot. Mag. 106: t. 6524 (1880)
Information on the genus : Hibiscus
Basionym : Hibiscus rosa-sinensis var. schizopetalus Mast.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Hibiscus rosa-sinensis var. schizopetalus Mast.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub 2-4,5 m tall, sometimes scandent; petals reflexed, muchdivided epicalyx minute and calyx forming a tube (thus different from H. rosasinensis)
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Ecology : Deciduous coastal bushland, often near water, mangrove, etc.; 1-150 m alt. Native of coastal SE Kenya and Tanzania; also cultivated in other countries.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1961). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 1[2]: 470
  • Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Malvaceae : 60 (2009).

Bibliography other :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:286 (2012)
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see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
carte afrique num 81621
Record n°81621
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