Hibiscus burtt-davyi Dunkley

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Hibiscus burtt-davyi

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Chimanimani Mts

Hibiscus burtt-davyi

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Along Bailey's Folly, by path up to the mountain hut, Chimanimani Mts, Zimbabwe.

Hibiscus burtt-davyi

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Along Bailey's Folly, by path up to the mountain hut, Chimanimani Mts, Zimbabwe.

Hibiscus burtt-davyi

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Along Bailey's Folly, by path up to the mountain hut, Chimanimani Mts, Zimbabwe.

Hibiscus burtt-davyi

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Along Bailey's Folly, by path up to the mountain hut, Chimanimani Mts, Zimbabwe.

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Synonyms:
Common names: Chimanimani tree hibiscus (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree, to 7 m, densely fulvous-stellate-setose, especially on the young parts. Leaves circular or broadly elliptic, 3-5 lobed, stellate-setose above and beneath; petiole up to 5 cm. Flowers up to 5 cm in diameter, pink or white solitary or in short axillary 2-5-flowered racemes. Bracts of epicalyx numerous, up to c.20, often exceeding the calyx; each bract up to 16 mm, filiform or very narrowly linear. Capsule subspherical. Seeds minutely lepidote, not flossy
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: burtt-davyi: named after Joseph Burtt-Davy
Habitat: In Widdringtonia-Podocarpus forest, forest edges and rocky hillsides
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 2130 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Zimbabwe and Mozambique
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Friday 6 April 2007
Literature:

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 702.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 259.

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 72, plate 99

Strugnell, A.M. (2002). Endemics of Mt. Mulanje. The endemic spermatophytes of Mt. Mulanje, Malawi Systematics and Geography of Plants 72 Page 22.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 119.


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West African Plants database: Hibiscus burtt-davyi


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 burtt-davyi.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=139300, retrieved 2 July 2016

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