Hibiscus schinzii Gürke

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Hibiscus schinzii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Maleme Dam camp

Hibiscus schinzii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Maleme Dam camp

Hibiscus schinzii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Maleme Dam camp

Hibiscus schinzii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Maleme Dam camp

Hibiscus schinzii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Maleme Dam camp

Hibiscus schinzii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Maleme Dam camp

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Synonyms: Hibiscus swynnertonii Baker f.
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More or less prostrate perennial herb. Leaves, up to 6 × 6 cm, shallowly to very deeply 3-5-lobed, stellate pubescent above, stellate-tomentose below; base cordate; margin serrate-crenate. Flowers solitary, axillary, up to 8 cm in diameter,yellow with a dark maroon-red centre. Epicalyx of 7-9 bracts, up to 5 mm long, filiform. Calyx 10-20 mm long; lobes elongate triangular, joined at the base for 4-5 mm, densely covered with bristly stellate hairs. Fruit a subspherical capsule, c. 12 mm in diameter, densely stellate pubescent
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Namibia
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
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Zambian distribution (Provinces): W
Growth form(s): Perennial.
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Content last updated: Monday 19 August 2013
Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 105. (Includes a picture).

Exell, A.W. (1961). Malvaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Pages 465 - 466.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 287. (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 61.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 84.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-18

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2018). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Hibiscus schinzii.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=139610, retrieved 21 April 2018

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