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Borrowdale Common, Harare
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Description: Annual herb, up to 1.5 m, often smaller. Leaves variable from nearly unlobed ovate or ovate hastate to deeply 3-5-lobed; lobes often pinnately incised again or with shallowly to deeply crenate-dentate margins.
Flowers solitary, axillary, creamy-white, to pale yellow with a dark purple centre. Calyx with conspicuous purple veins, stellate hairy.
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Habitat: A weed of cultivation and disturbed places, occasionally in grassland.
Altitude range: (metres)
Up to 1700 m
Flowering time: Sep - June
Worldwide distribution: Widespread throughout the Old World tropics and subtropics; southern Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.
Growth form: A
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Other sources of information about Hibiscus trionum: Flora of Mozambique
Hibiscus trionum African Plant Database
Hibiscus trionum Biodiversity Explorer
(Biodiversity of southern Africa):
Hibiscus trionum EOL
(Encyclopedia of Life):
Hibiscus trionum ePIC
(electronic Plant Information Center):
Hibiscus trionum Flora Zambesiaca
Hibiscus trionum Google
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Hibiscus trionum IPNI
(International Plant Names Index):
Hibiscus trionum JSTOR Plant Science
Hibiscus trionum Kew Herbarium catalogue
Hibiscus trionum Tropicos
Hibiscus trionum West African Plants database
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Hibiscus trionum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=139670, retrieved 18 June 2013
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