Hibiscus caesius Garcke

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Hibiscus caesius

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near the viewing platform, Masuma Dam, Hwange NP

Hibiscus caesius

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near the viewing platform, Masuma Dam, Hwange NP

Hibiscus caesius

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near the viewing platform, Masuma Dam, Hwange NP

Hibiscus caesius

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near the viewing platform, Masuma Dam, Hwange NP

Hibiscus caesius

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near the viewing platform, Masuma Dam, Hwange NP

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Synonyms: Hibiscus gibsonii Stocks ex Harv.
Hibiscus pentaphyllus F. Muell.
Common names: Chibabani (Tonga: Zimbabwe) Chikondomasvinu (Shona) Dark-eyed hibiscus (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrubby perennial herb, up to 2 m tall, sometimes slightly scrambling. Leaves deeply 3-5 lobed or palmately 3-5-foliolate, lobes/leaflets, up to 10 × 3 cm, stellate hairy mainly below; margin toothed; petiole up to 8 cm long. Flowers solitary, axillary, up to 10 cm in diameter, creamy-yellow with a deep purple or reddish-brown centre. Bracts of epicalyx 7-9, 1.5-3.5 cm long, filiform, stiff and spine-like; margin with small spiny teeth. Capsule ovoid, c. 15 × 13 mm, sparsely covered in rough hairs. Seeds 5 × 3.5 mm, crescent-shaped, very minutely scaly.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: caesius: bluish-grey
Habitat: Occurring in woodland and riverine vegetation.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Tropical and subtropical regions of the Old World
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Shrub under 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 13 February 2010
Literature:

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 281. (Includes a picture).

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 71, plate 98

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

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 218.


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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 caesius.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=139310, retrieved 28 May 2016

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