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:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 20.

Exell, A.W. (1961). Malvaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Pages 467 - 468.

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 201. (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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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 engleri.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=139360, retrieved 18 December 2017

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