Hibiscus shirensis Sprague & Hutch.

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Hibiscus shirensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba rd before Westway

Hibiscus shirensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba rd before Westway

Hibiscus shirensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba rd before Westway

Hibiscus shirensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba rd before Westway

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Synonyms: Hibiscus heterochlamys Ulbr.
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Status: Native
Description:
Robust perennial herb or shrub, up to 2-4 m. Stems covered in 2 kinds of stellate hairs. Leaves ovate to ovate-lanceolate, more or less 3-lobed, stellate hairy on both surfaces, 5-7-veined; margins irregularly serrate. Flowers solitary, axillary, bright red, 2-3 cm in diameter. Epicalyx of 6-8 bracts, up to 7 mm long, filiform to linear, silvery-green, particularly when dried. Calyx 8-14 mm, narrowly lanceolate, velvety hairy. Fruit a subspherical capsule, puberulous. Seeds with long white silky hairs.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: shirensis: of the Shire River in southern Malawi
Habitat: In hot Brachystegia woodland, secondary thickets and cultivated land.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1450 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: from DRC and Tanzania, South to Zimbabwe and Mozambique
Zimbabwe distribution: N,E
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Images last updated: Tuesday 5 September 2006
Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 94 - 95. (Includes a picture).


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West African Plants database: Hibiscus shirensis


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 shirensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=139630, retrieved 1 June 2016

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