Hibiscus engleri K. Schum.

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Hibiscus engleri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr Tuli police camp

Hibiscus engleri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr Tuli police camp

Hibiscus engleri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr Tuli police camp

Hibiscus engleri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr Tuli police camp

Hibiscus engleri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr Tuli police camp

Hibiscus engleri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

Hibiscus engleri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

Hibiscus engleri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

Hibiscus engleri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

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Synonyms: Hibiscus cordatus Harv.
Hibiscus irritans R.A. Dyer
Hibiscus microcylicinus Engl.
Hibiscus subphysaloides Hochr.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect herb, up to 1.5 m tall. Stems with yellowish simple and stellate, irritant hairs. Leaves ovate to almost round in outline, up to 9 × 8 cm, shallowly to deeply 3-5-lobed or 3-5-angled, with stellate and simple bristly hairs on both surfaces; base cordate; margin irregularly toothed. Petiole up to 8 cm long with hairs like the stems. Flowers solitary in the upper leaf axils, often forming apparent terminal racemes, yellow with a maroon or dark red centre, 5-6 cm in diameter. Epicalyx bracts 7-10, very short, up to 3.5 mm long, filiform. Calyx up to 16 mm long; lobes triangular, joined at the base for 7-8 mm. Fruit an ellipsoid capsule, 15 × 9 mm, bristly hairy, carpels awned up to 3 mm.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: engleri: named after Dr Prof Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler (1844-1930), German Director of the Royal Botanical Gardens in Berlin, who initiated extensive botanical exploration in Africa.
Habitat: Dry open woodland and scrub.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Dec - May
Worldwide distribution: Tropical Africa, tropical Asia and Madagascar
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Perennial.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Tuesday 26 May 2009
Literature:

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 201. (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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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Hibiscus engleri
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West African Plants database: Hibiscus engleri


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 engleri.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=139360, retrieved 24 July 2016

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