Hibiscus fuscus Garcke

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Derivation of specific name: fuscus: greyish-brown or dark greyish-brown, fuscous
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Growth form(s): Shrub over 2 m, shrub under 2 m.
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Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 31.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 259.

Exell, A.W. (1961). Malvaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Pages 449 - 451.

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.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 119.

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Hibiscus fuscus
Flora of Malawi: Hibiscus fuscus
Flora of Mozambique: Hibiscus fuscus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Hibiscus fuscus

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Hibiscus fuscus
African Plant Database: Hibiscus fuscus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Hibiscus fuscus
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hibiscus fuscus
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Hibiscus fuscus
Plants of the World Online: Hibiscus fuscus
Tropicos: Hibiscus fuscus
Wikipedia: Hibiscus fuscus

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Hibiscus fuscus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=139370, retrieved 25 April 2024

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