Hibiscus articulatus Hochst. ex A. Rich.

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Hibiscus articulatus

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

Hibiscus articulatus

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

Hibiscus articulatus

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

Hibiscus articulatus

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

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Synonyms: Hibiscus eburneopetalus Baker f.
Hibiscus rhodesicus Baker f.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb with annual, often prostrate sparsely hairy shoots from a woody rootstock. Leaves, up to 10 × 6 cm, broadly elliptic in outline, varying from not lobed to deeply 3-5-lobed with linear to elliptic lobes, central lobe often much longer than lateral lobes, mostly hairless with simple or stellate hairs on the veins; margin from almost entire to coarsely toothed; petiole up to 3-15 mm long. Flowers solitary, axillary, up to 5 cm in diameter, white to pale yellow. Epicalyx of 7-9 bracts, 3.5-6 mm long, linear. Calyx up to 18 mm long; lobes narrowly lanceolate to elliptic, up to 15 × 3.5 mm long, minutely velvety and sparsely hairy. Fruit a ellipsoid capsule, 18 × 12 mm, minutely velvety.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Occurring in woodland and along roadsides.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1500 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Tropical Africa (e.g. Mozambique) and northern South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Perennial, shrub under 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 28 November 2009
Literature:

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 80. (Includes a picture).

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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African Plant Database: Hibiscus articulatus
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Hibiscus articulatus
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West African Plants database: Hibiscus articulatus


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 articulatus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=139290, retrieved 27 May 2016

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