African Plant Database

Thespesia lampas (Cav.) Dalzell ex Dalzell & A. Gibson
Information on the genus : Thespesia
Basionym : Hibiscus lampas Cav.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Hibiscus lampas Cav. (1787)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect, slightly branched shrub 2-3 m tall. According to Burkill, Useful Pl. W Trop. Africa, Ed. 2, 4: 54, 1997, the species should be native of E Africa, India and SE
Ecology : Asia; introduced in other parts of tropical Africa.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 437 (2006).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
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Record n°82136
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