Hibiscus lobatus (Murr.) Kuntze

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Hibiscus lobatus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank, carpark

Hibiscus lobatus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank, carpark

Hibiscus lobatus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank, carpark

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Synonyms: Hibiscus solandra L'Hér.
Solandra lobata Murr.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect annual herb, 50-130 cm tall. Young stems hairy. Leaves broadly ovate to almost round in outline, up to 12 × 10 cm, variously unlobed to deeply 3-5-lobed on the same plant, usually pubescent on both surfaces with longer simple hairs on the veins above and stellate hairs below; base slightly to distinctly cordate; margin irregularly toothed or lobed again. Flowers in few-flowered terminal heads, white to pale yellow, 1-2 cm in diameter. Epicalyx absent. Calyx 5-7 mm long; lobes shorter than the capsule. Fruit an oblong-ellipsoid capsule, 10 × 7 mm, pubescent, carpels awned. Seeds minutely verruculose, hairless.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: lobatus: lobed
Habitat: In woodland, river valleys and along roadsides.
Altitude range: (metres) 300 - 1400 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Tropical Africa, tropical Asia and Madagascar
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Annual.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Tuesday 26 May 2009
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 203.

Exell, A.W. (1961). Malvaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Pages 445 - 446. (Includes a picture).

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 397. (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.

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, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Hibiscus lobatus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=139400, retrieved 22 October 2017

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