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This species is accepted, and its native range is Eritrea to N. Mozambique, Madagascar, Pakistan to N. Australia.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Stout annual herb up to 1.5 m tall; young stems with short simple hairs
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blades suborbicular in outline, up to 15 x 15 cm, deeply 3–5-lobed, rough on both sides, with stellate hairs beneath; petiole up to 20 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in a raceme or lowermost ones axillary
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Epicalyx
Epicalyx bracts 5–6, linear to lanceolate, only present on young buds
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx bottle-shaped in bud, c. 2 cm long, rough-tomentose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals white turning pink and often with dark purple base, 2–3.5 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule ellipsoid, 3–4 cm long, puberulous to pubescent; seeds c. 3 mm long, subglobose, with concentric lines and crisped hairs.
Distribution
S2, 3 Eritrea, Ethiopia and westwards to NE Nigeria, S Tanzania, N Mozambique, E Zambia, Madagascar, and in S Asia to N Australia.
Ecology
Up to c. 50 m.
Vernacular
Baamiya (Somali)

[FWTA]

Malvaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

Morphology General Habit
A fibrous herb, becoming woody below
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers about 1 in. diam., pink or white, with rosy centre.

Native to:

Bangladesh, Eritrea, Ethiopia, India, Jawa, Kenya, Lesser Sunda Is., Madagascar, Mozambique, New Guinea, Pakistan, Queensland, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, West Himalaya, Zambia

Introduced into:

Chad, Guinea-Bissau, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, Sudan

Abelmoschus ficulneus (L.) Wight & Arn. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Mueller, F. [s.n.], Australia K000659937
s.coll. [Cat. no. 2697] Hibiscus ficulneus K001116829
s.coll. [Cat. no. 2697] Hibiscus ficulneus K001116828
s.coll. [Cat. no. 2697] Hibiscus ficulneus K001116827

First published in R.Wight, Cat. Ind. Pl.: 14 (1833)

Accepted by

  • Abedin, S. (1979). Flora of West Pakistan 130: 1-107.
  • Brundu, G. & Camarda, I. (2013). The Flora of Chad: a checklist and brief analysis PhytoKeys 23: 1-18.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Edwards, S., Tadesse, M. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (1995). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 2(2): 1-456. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.
  • Kress, W.J., DeFilipps, R.A., Farr, E. & Kyi, D.Y.Y. (2003). A Checklist of the Trees, Shrubs, Herbs and Climbers of Myanmar Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 45: 1-590. Smithsonian Institution.
  • Kumar, S. (2012). Herbaceous flora of Jaunsar-Bawar (Uttarkhand), India: enumerations Phytotaxonomy 12: 33-56.
  • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • Sikarwar, R.L.S. (2014). Angiosperm diversity assessment of Chitrakootthe legendary place of Vindhyan range, India Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 38: 563-619.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) in Thulin, M. (ed.) (1999). Flora of Somalia 2: 1-303. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Verdcourt, B. & Mwachala, G.M. (2009). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Malvaceae: 1-170.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Brundu, G. & Camarda, I. (2013). The Flora of Chad: a checklist and brief analysis PhytoKeys 23: 1-18.
  • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.
  • Kress, W.J., DeFilipps, R.A., Farr, E. & Kyi, D.Y.Y. (2003). A Checklist of the Trees, Shrubs, Herbs and Climbers of Myanmar Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 45: 1-590. Smithsonian Institution.
  • Kumar, S. (2012). Herbaceous flora of Jaunsar-Bawar (Uttarkhand), India: enumerations Phytotaxonomy 12: 33-56.
  • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) in Thulin, M. (ed.) (1999). Flora of Somalia 2: 1-303. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Verdcourt, B. & Mwachala, G.M. (2009). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Malvaceae: 1-170.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 2, (1999) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

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