1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Hibiscus L.
      1. Hibiscus flavifolius Ulbr.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to N. 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, Masai District: Ngare-Olmotonyi towards Neirascherasch, Uhlig 405 (K!, holo.)
    Habit
    Erect herb 0.5–3 m tall.
    Stem
    Stems densely stellate-pubescent when young, becoming glabrous and longitudinally ridged with age
    Leaves
    Leaves ovate to broadly ovate-elliptic, 1.5–6 × 1–4.5 cm, apex acute, obtuse or rounded, base truncate or cuneate, margins crenate or serrate, densely stellate-pubescent above and below; petiole 0.5–2 cm long, stellate-pubescent; stipules subulate, 4–10 × 1 mm, sparsely to densely stellatetomentose
    Flowers
    Flowers solitary in the leaf axils; pedicel 0.5–3.5 cm long, articulated in the upper third, often geniculate at the articulation, rusty-brown pubescent above articulation; epicalyx of 8–12 linear bracts 4–5 × 0.6–1 mm, densely pubescent; calyx lobes lanceolate-acuminate, 8–11 × 2–4 mm, fused in the lower half, densely pubescent
    Corolla
    Corolla white, 10–17 mm long, stellate-pubescent on the outside, glabrous on the inside.
    Stamens
    Staminal tube 7–12 mm long; filaments 1–1.5 mm long; exserted part of styles 2 mm long, glabrous
    Fruits
    Capsule spherical, 9–10 mm in diameter, pubescent, setose along the sutures.
    Seeds
    Seeds reniform, black, 2–3 × 1.5–2 mm, the hairs white, 5–7 mm long.
    Ecology
    Woodland and grassland; 750–2200 m
    Distribution
    Range: Ethiopia, Somalia Flora districts: U1 U3 K1 K2 K3 K4 K6 T1 T2

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda

    Hibiscus flavifolius Ulbr. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 7: 367 (1920)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • 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.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Fl. Eth. & Eritr. 2 (2): 208 (1995).
    • U.K.W.F. ed. 2, 99 (1994)
    • Blundell, Wild Fl. E. Afr.: 76 fig. 55 (1987)
    • E.P.A.: 561 (1959)
    • N.B.G.B. 7: 367 (1920)

    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