Hibiscus allenii Sprague & Hutch.

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Hibiscus allenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Hwange NP to main Vic Falls / Bulawayo Rd, Matetsi Safari Area

Hibiscus allenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Hwange NP to main Vic Falls / Bulawayo Rd, Matetsi Safari Area

Hibiscus allenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Hwange NP to main Vic Falls / Bulawayo Rd, Matetsi Safari Area

Hibiscus allenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Hwange NP to main Vic Falls / Bulawayo Rd, Matetsi Safari Area

Hibiscus allenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rimiti West, along road from Mutare to Birchenough Bridge.

Hibiscus allenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rimiti West, along road from Mutare to Birchenough Bridge.

Hibiscus allenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rimiti West, along road from Mutare to Birchenough Bridge.

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Status: Native
Description:
Shrubby perennial herb. Stems covered in yellowish stellate and simple hairs. Leaves, up to 8 × 8 cm, ovate to almost round in outline, usually deeply 3-5-lobed with narrowly oblong-lanceolate lobes, strigose above, stellate-hairy below; margin coarsely serrate; petiole up to 3.5 cm long. Flowers solitary, axillary, up to 1.5-2 cm in diameter, red. Epicalyx of 6-7 bracts, 2-4 mm long, narrowly linear. Calyx up to 9 mm long; lobes narrowly triangular, 7-8 mm long, stellate hairy. Fruit a subspherical capsule, c. 9 × 10 mm, velvety. Seeds smooth and hairless or minutely pubescent.
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Habitat: In woodland and grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1400 m
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Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Caprivi-Namibia, Southern Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E
Growth form(s): Perennial, shrub under 2 m.
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Images last updated: Saturday 28 November 2009
Literature:

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 84.


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JSTOR Plant Science: Hibiscus allenii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Hibiscus allenii
Tropicos: Hibiscus allenii
West African Plants database: Hibiscus allenii


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Hibiscus allenii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=139270, retrieved 25 June 2016

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