Hibiscus panduriformis Burm. f.

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Hibiscus panduriformis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Teviotdale Avenue

Hibiscus panduriformis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Teviotdale Avenue

Hibiscus panduriformis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Teviotdale Avenue

Hibiscus panduriformis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Teviotdale Avenue

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Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub-like perennial herb, up to 2.5 m, with a woody base and stellate hairs on the stems. Leaves almost round in outline, shallowly 3-5-lobed, hairy on both surfaces; petioles long and stellate-hairy; margins irregularly toothed. Flowers solitary, axillary, yellow with a dark centre, turning apricot-orange with age, petals softly hairy on the outside. Epicalyx of 8-10 bracts, linear-spathulate, joined near the the base. Calyx with triangular lobes, tomentose, 3-veined, joined about halfway. Capsule, subspherical, c. 15 mm in diameter. Seeds 3 × 2 mm, crescent to kidney-shaped, densely pubescent.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: panduriformis: fiddle-shaped, probably referring to the shape of the leaves.
Habitat: In dry sandy places, often in places of old cultivation and disturbed areas.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Mar - May
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa, Madagascar, tropical Asia and Australia.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Perennial, shrub over 2 m.
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Images last updated: Tuesday 5 September 2006
Literature:

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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African Plant Database: Hibiscus panduriformis
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Hibiscus panduriformis
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Ispot Southern Africa : Hibiscus panduriformis
JSTOR Plant Science: Hibiscus panduriformis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Hibiscus panduriformis
Tropicos: Hibiscus panduriformis
West African Plants database: Hibiscus panduriformis


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 panduriformis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=139520, retrieved 25 July 2016

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