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:

Exell, A.W. (1961). Malvaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Pages 450 - 458. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 60.

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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Flora of Malawi: Hibiscus allenii
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Hibiscus allenii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Hibiscus allenii
The Plant List (version 1.1): Hibiscus allenii
Tropicos: Hibiscus allenii


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Hibiscus allenii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=139270, retrieved 23 October 2017

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