Hibiscus mutabilis L.

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Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,S
Growth form(s): Shrub over 2 m.
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Exell, A.W. (1961). Malvaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Page 447.

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.

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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Hibiscus mutabilis

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Hibiscus mutabilis
African Plant Database: Hibiscus mutabilis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Hibiscus mutabilis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Hibiscus mutabilis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Hibiscus mutabilis
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iNaturalist: Hibiscus mutabilis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hibiscus mutabilis
JSTOR Plant Science: Hibiscus mutabilis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Hibiscus mutabilis
Plants of the World Online: Hibiscus mutabilis
Tropicos: Hibiscus mutabilis
Wikipedia: Hibiscus mutabilis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Hibiscus mutabilis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=139480, retrieved 21 February 2024

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