1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Hibiscus L.
      1. Hibiscus engleri K.Schum.

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Erect herb up to c. 15 m. tall; stems tomentose or pubescent and rough with yellow stellate-setose or simple irritant hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaf-lamina up to 9 × 8 cm., ovate to suborbicular in outline, shallowly to rather deeply 3–5-lobed or 3–5-angled (occasionally not lobed), tomentose to densely pubescent and with stellate, 2–3-branched or simple bristles, apex acute to rounded, margin serrate, base cordate; petiole up to 8 cm. long, hairy like the stems; stipules 3–4 mm. long, filiform.
    Flowers
    Flowers 5–6 cm. in diam., yellow with maroon or dark red centres, solitary in the axils of the upper leaves and in corymbose terminal or lateral racemes or panicles; peduncle up to 6 cm. long, hairy like the stems, articulated near the apex.
    Epicalyx
    Epicalyx of 7–10 bracts; bracts 1 ·5–3·5 mm. long, filiform, usually extending less than halfway to the sinuses formed by the calyx-lobes.
    Calyx
    Calyx up to c. 16 mm. long; lobes triangular, joined at the base for 7–8 mm.
    Corolla
    Petals up to 5 × 4 cm., obovate, stellate-pubescent outside where not overlapped, glabrous within.
    Stamens
    Staminal tube 16 mm. long; free parts of filaments 1–1·5 mm. long.
    Style
    Style-branches 3–4 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Capsule up to 15 × 9 mm., ellipsoid, setose, with awns up to 3 mm. long.
    Seeds
    Seeds 2·5 × 2 mm., angular-subreniform, sparsely lepidote.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Botswana, Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zimbabwe

    Hibiscus engleri K.Schum. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    unknown [11814] Hibiscus subphysaloides K000240776 Unknown type material

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 10: 47 (1888)

    Accepted by

    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1961). Flora Zambesiaca 1(2): 337-581. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 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