1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Hibiscus L.
      1. Hibiscus burtt-davyi Dunkley

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical Africa.

    [FZ]

    Malvaceae, A. W. Exell. Flora Zambesiaca 1:2. 1961

    Habit
    Small tree up to 7 m. tall, or shrub; stems densely fulvous-stellate-tomentose, sometimes viscid.
    Leaves
    Leaf-lamina up to 9–10 × 7–8 cm., suborbicular or very broadly elliptic to elliptic in outline, shallowly to deeply 3–5-lobed, stellate-setose on both surfaces, apex acute, margin irregularly dentate or serrate, base obtuse to truncate; petiole up to 5 cm. long, fulvous-stellate-setose; stipules 6–8 mm. long, filiform.
    Flowers
    Flowers up to 5 cm. in diam., pink or white, solitary, axillary or in short axillary 2–5-flowered racemes often clustered at the apices of the stems; peduncle up to 3·5 cm. long, densely fulvous-setose, articulated near the apex.
    Epicalyx
    Epicalyx of up to c. 20 bracts, often exceeding the calyx; bracts up to 16 mm. long, filiform or very narrowly linear.
    Calyx
    Calyx c. 15 mm. long, densely setose; lobes lanceolate, usually joined to about half-way.
    Corolla
    Petals 3–4·5 × 2·5 cm., obovate, stellate-setulose and stellate-pubescent outside except where overlapping, nearly glabrous inside.
    Stamens
    Staminal tube 16 mm. long; free parts of filaments 1 mm. long.
    Style
    Style-branches 2 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Capsule 13 × 12 mm., subglobose, setose.
    Seeds
    Seeds 2·5 × 2·5 mm., angular-subreniform, minutely lepidote.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe

    Hibiscus burtt-davyi Dunkley appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Sep 1, 1995 Chapman, J.D. [7931], Malawi K000049855
    Jan 1, 1960 Chase, N.C. [6910], Zimbabwe K000049853
    Jan 1, 1960 Chase, N.C. [6910], Zimbabwe K000049852
    Jan 1, 1960 Munch, R.C. [103], Zimbabwe K000049848
    Jan 1, 1960 Chapman, J.D. [393], Malawi K000049857
    Jan 1, 1960 Purves, J.M. [84], Malawi K000049858
    Jan 1, 1960 Burtt Davy, J. [22097], Malawi K000049859 Unknown type material
    Jan 1, 1960 Goodier, R. [205], Zimbabwe K000049850
    Jan 1, 1960 Wild, H [5860], Zimbabwe K000049849
    Brummitt, R.K. [11316], Malawi K000049856
    Goldsmith, B. [20/72], Zimbabwe K000049851
    Torre, A.R. [15629], Mozambique K000049854

    First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1935: 256 (1935)

    Accepted by

    • Timberlake, J.R., Bayliss, J., Alves, T., Francisco, J., Harris, T., Nangoma, D. & de Sousa, C. (2009). Biodiversity and Conservation of Mchese Mountain, Malawi. Report produced under the Darwin Initiative Award 15/036: 1-71. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1961). Flora Zambesiaca 1(2): 337-581. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Timberlake, J.R., Bayliss, J., Alves, T., Francisco, J., Harris, T., Nangoma, D. & de Sousa, C. (2009). Biodiversity and Conservation of Mchese Mountain, Malawi. Report produced under the Darwin Initiative Award 15/036: 1-71. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1961). Flora Zambesiaca 1(2): 337-581. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    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