1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Hibiscus L.
      1. Hibiscus greenwayi Baker f.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to E. Tropical Africa.

    [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, Lushoto District: Mnazi, Umba Steppe, 12 Jan. 1930, Greenway 2034 (EA!, holo.; BM, K!, iso.)
    Habit
    Shrub 2–5 m high.
    Stem
    Stems glabrous, except the young parts which may be finely pubescent with stout and recurved prickles, 4 mm long, 3 mm wide at base, from a shield-shaped base, scattered, sometimes grouped in 4’s or 5’s; occasionally very sparse
    Leaves
    Leaves 3–5-lobed, 4–9 × 3.5–12 cm, the lobes obovate, rounded at the apices, those at the stem apex sometimes not lobed, leaf base cordate, leaf margin entire, undulate or crenate-serrate; gland on midrib below near the base; stellate-hispid above, stellate-tomentose below; petiole 5–15 mm long, pubescent; stipules subulate, ± 5 mm long, stellate-hispid
    Flowers
    Flowers solitary in the leaf axils; pedicel 5–10 mm, articulated at base, pubescent with scattered prickles; epicalyx bracts 6–10, rigid, linear, 6–15 × 0.5–2 mm, entire, stellate-tomentose; calyx lobes lanceolate, 17–24 × 4–6 mm, with a nectary on the midrib, glabrous, hispid or pubescent with stiff hairs along midrib and margins
    Corolla
    Corolla yellow, 6–8 cm long, sparsely pubescent outside, glabrous inside.
    Stamens
    Staminal tube dark red, 4.5–7 cm long; filaments 1–2 mm long; exserted parts of style 2–6 mm long, glabrous
    Fruits
    Capsule conical, 12–22 mm long, 10–13 mm in diameter always shorter than calyx, densely setose.
    Seeds
    Seeds pyramidal to wedge shaped, 3–5 × 2–3 mm, covered in linear scales
    Figures
    Fig 6, p 43
    Ecology
    Acacia-Commiphora bushland; 0–1400 m
    Distribution
    Flora districts: U4 K4 K7 T3 T4 Range: Ethiopia

    Images

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda

    Hibiscus greenwayi Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Greenway [2034] K000240490 Unknown type material

    First published in J. Bot. 75: 99 (1937)

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Verdcourt, B. & Mwachala, G.M. (2009). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Malvaceae: 1-170.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Lond. (Bot.) 29(1): 62 (1999).
    • Edmonds, Distr. Hibiscus Sect. Furcaria Trop. E. Afr.: 18 (1991)
    • E.P.A.: 562 (1959)
    • J.B. 75: 100 (1937)

    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
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