Hibiscus palmatus Forssk.

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Derivation of specific name: palmatus: palmate, like a hand
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Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,E
Growth form(s): Perennial.
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Exell, A.W. (1961). Malvaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Pages 469 - 470. (Includes a picture).

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 Mozambique: Hibiscus palmatus

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Hibiscus palmatus
African Plant Database: Hibiscus palmatus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Hibiscus palmatus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Hibiscus palmatus
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Hibiscus palmatus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Hibiscus palmatus
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JSTOR Plant Science: Hibiscus palmatus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Hibiscus palmatus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Hibiscus palmatus
Plants of the World Online: Hibiscus palmatus
Tropicos: Hibiscus palmatus
Wikipedia: Hibiscus palmatus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Hibiscus palmatus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=139510, retrieved 7 December 2021

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