1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Hibiscus L.
      1. Hibiscus reekmansii F.D.Wilson

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Central Tropical Africa to SW. Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

    Malvaceae, Bernard Verdcourt & Geoffrey Mwachala. Pavonia, B Verdcourt; Kosteletzkya, OJ Blanchard Jr.; Gossypium, P Fryxell & B Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2009

    Type
    Type: Burundi, Muramvya Province, Mpotsa road, Reekmans 7993 (BR, holo.)
    Habit
    Shrub to 2 m tall.
    Stem
    Stems aculeate, the aculei pointing up or down the stem, densely stellate-pubescent or with lines of stellate pubescence
    Leaves
    Leaves ovate to obovate, 0.6–6 × 0.2–7 cm, unlobed to deeply 5–7-lobed, apex acute or acuminate, base cuneate, truncate or cordate, margin serrate to irregularly serrate, aculeolate below and above, the hairs stellate or simple; petiole 0.4–5 cm long, densely stellatepubescent and aculeolate; stipules filiform or linear, 2–6 mm long, tomentose
    Flowers
    Flowers solitary, axillary, or with 2–3 nodes clustered together near the stem apex, some flowers with a subtending linear flattened pink bract resembling the stipules; pedicel 2–6 mm long, articulated at base with simple, appressed hairs to 2 mm long; epicalyx of 6–8 linear bracts 6–10 mm long, flattened, with hairs like those of the pedicel; calyx 1–1.5 cm long, lobes triangular-acute to lanceolate-acuminate, gland small
    Corolla
    Petals bright yellow to primrose yellow with a small purple centre, obovate, 3–4 × 2–2.5 cm, finely stellate-pubescent outside, glabrous inside.
    Stamens
    Staminal column 16 mm long; filaments 0.5 mm long.
    Style
    Style branches 5 mm long, densely appressedpubescent
    Fruits
    Capsule 12–15 mm long, 10–13 mm in diameter, densely appressedpubescent.
    Seeds
    Seeds subreniform, dark brown, 3 × 2 mm with minute protruberances.
    Ecology
    Grassland, rocky areas, fields and pastures; 1800–2400 m
    Distribution
    Range: Eastern Congo-Kinshasa, Rwanda, Burundi Flora districts: T7

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zaïre

    Hibiscus reekmansii F.D.Wilson appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. (London), Bot. 29: 64 (1999)

    Accepted by

    • Verdcourt, B. & Mwachala, G.M. (2009). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Malvaceae: 1-170.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Verdcourt, B. & Mwachala, G.M. (2009). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Malvaceae: 1-170.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Lond. (Bot.) 29(1): 64 (1999)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0