African Plant Database

Hibiscus palmatus Forssk.
Information on the genus : Hibiscus
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Hibiscus aristivalvis Garcke
=Hibiscus intermedius var. aristivalvis (Garcke) Hochr.
=Hibiscus intermedius A. Rich. (1847) (1847), non Bél. (1834)
=Hibiscus richardii Riedl
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect to procumbent annual or perennial herb, usually manystemmed from the base.
Ecology : Acacia-Commiphora bushland on sandy soil; alluvial grassland; also weed; Colophospermum mopane and other woodlands; near sea-level-2000 m alt. S. Africa, Namibia; Arabia, India.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology:perennial-Herb- Ht 0.2 - 0.76 m. Alt 152 - 1400 m. Distribution: NAM, LP, MP, SWZ

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1961). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 1[2]: 469-470
  • Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Malvaceae : 56 (2009).
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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see under Namibia photo from Kyffhauser
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
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