Hibiscus schinzii Gürke

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Hibiscus schinzii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Maleme Dam camp

Hibiscus schinzii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Maleme Dam camp

Hibiscus schinzii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Maleme Dam camp

Hibiscus schinzii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Maleme Dam camp

Hibiscus schinzii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Maleme Dam camp

Hibiscus schinzii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Maleme Dam camp

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Synonyms: Hibiscus swynnertonii Baker f.
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
More or less prostrate perennial herb. Leaves, up to 6 × 6 cm, shallowly to very deeply 3-5-lobed, stellate pubescent above, stellate-tomentose below; base cordate; margin serrate-crenate. Flowers solitary, axillary, up to 8 cm in diameter,yellow with a dark maroon-red centre. Epicalyx of 7-9 bracts, up to 5 mm long, filiform. Calyx 10-20 mm long; lobes elongate triangular, joined at the base for 4-5 mm, densely covered with bristly stellate hairs. Fruit a subspherical capsule, c. 12 mm in diameter, densely stellate pubescent
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Habitat: Occurring in woodland or grassland, often in rocky places.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1400 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Perennial.
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Images last updated: Thursday 19 August 2010
Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 105. (Includes a picture).

Exell, A.W. (1961). Malvaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Pages 465 - 466.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 287. (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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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 schinzii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=139610, retrieved 4 December 2016

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