1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Hibiscus L.
      1. Hibiscus faulknerae Vollesen

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Kenya to E. 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: Tanzania, Tanga District: Pangwe to Kange, Faulkner 1765 (K!, holo.)
    Habit
    Shrub up to 2.5 m tall.
    Stem
    Stems stellate white-pubescent-tomentose, becoming glabrous with age
    Leaves
    Leaves distinctly discolorous, ovate to broadly ovate-acuminate, 7.8–16 × 3.2–8.2 cm, never lobed, apex acute or rounded and mucronate, base shallowly cordate, margin sharply dentate, rarely almost entire, with scattered hairs above, densely greyish tomentose beneath with the hairs concealing the surface; petiole 4–9.5 cm long, sparsely to densely stellate-pubescent; stipules linear, widened at base, 5–15 mm long, deciduous, but base sometimes persisting, sparsely pubescent or glabrous
    Flowers
    Flowers solitary in the upper leaf axils, sometimes nodding; pedicel 5–15 mm long, articulated at base, stellate-pubescent, angular in the upper part, with two minute bracts at base; epicalyx of five bracts, linear-oblanceolate with long acuminate apex, 15–24 mm long, adnate to calyx from base to bottom of sinuses between lobes, stellate-tomentose, rarely sparsely so; calyx lobes triangular, 12–18 mm long, acute, joined for about a third to halfway up, pubescent except for the tomentose veins; each lobe with one very prominent median vein and two weaker lateral ones
    Corolla
    Corolla yellow with the basal 1.5–2 cm part dark red-purplish, 3.5–5 cm long, pubescent outside and ciliate at base, glabrous inside.
    Stamens
    Staminal tube ± 2 cm long; filaments 3 mm long; exserted part of styles 5–7 mm long, sparsely villose
    Fruits
    Capsule ovoid, 1.5–2.4 cm long, densely greyish-yellowish tomentose, valves acuminate.
    Seeds
    Seeds reniform, whitish brown, 3–4 × 3 mm, densely sericeous.
    Ecology
    Lowland evergreen forest and riverine forest; 0–300 m
    Distribution
    Flora districts: K7 T3 T6 Range: Not known elsewhere

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Tanzania

    Hibiscus faulknerae Vollesen appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1985 Faulkner [1765] K000240494 holotype

    First published in Kew Bull. 35: 374 (1980)

    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
    • K.B. 35(2): 374 (1980).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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/
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    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/
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