1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Hibiscus L.
      1. Hibiscus hildebrandtii Sprague & Hutch.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is NE. & E. Ethiopia 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

    Stamens
    Staminal column 1–1.4 cm long; filaments 1 mm long; exserted part of styles 3 mm long, glabrous
    Fruits
    Capsule spherical, 8–11 mm in diameter, sparsely pubescent.
    Seeds
    Seeds subreniform, dark brown, 2–3 × 1.5–2 mm, lanate, the hairs 6–10 mm long.
    Ecology
    Grassland and bushland; 0–500 m
    Type
    Type: Ethiopia, Adda-Gallah, James & Thrupp s.n. (K!, iso.)
    Habit
    Herb 0.5–2 m tall.
    Stem
    Stems densely and shortly stellate-tomentose, becoming glabrous with age
    Leaves
    Leaves ovate to broadly elliptic, 2–4.6 × 1–5 cm, apex rounded or obtuse, base cuneate, rounded or cordate, margins subentire, crenate or serrate, densely short-stellate-hispid above and below, veins prominently raised below; petiole 0.3–4 cm long, densely and shortly stellate-hispid; stipules linear or filiform, 2–6 × 0.2–0.5 mm, pilose
    Flowers
    Flowers solitary in the leaf axils; pedicel 1.7–4.2 cm, articulated in the upper half, densely short-stellate-hispid; epicalyx of 8–10 linear bracts, 3–5 × 0.3–1 mm, stellate-tomentose; calyx lobes lanceolate, 7–10 × 2–3 mm, fused in the lower half, densely stellate-tomentose, 3-veined
    Corolla
    Corolla red, 1.2–2.3 cm long, sparsely stellate-hispid on the outside, glabrous inside.
    Distribution
    Flora districts: K7 T3 T6 P Range: Ethiopia, Somalia

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania

    Hibiscus hildebrandtii Sprague & Hutch. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 15, 2008 Festo, L. [2707B], Kenya K000197331
    Mar 13, 1984 illegible [s.n.], Ethiopia K000240709
    Jun 1, 1878 Hildebrandt, J.M. [2327] K000240693
    Feb 1, 1877 Hildebrandt, J.M. [1926] K000240694

    First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1907: 46 (1907)

    Accepted by

    • Verdcourt, B. & Mwachala, G.M. (2009). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Malvaceae: 1-170.
    • Thulin, M. (ed.) in Thulin, M. (ed.) (1999). Flora of Somalia 2: 1-303. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • 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.
    • Audru, J., Cesar, J. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1994). Les Plantes Vasculaires de la République de Djibouti. Flore Illustrée 1: 1-336. CIRAD, Départerment d'Elevage et de Médecine vétérinaire, Djibouti.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Thulin, M. (ed.) in Thulin, M. (ed.) (1999). Flora of Somalia 2: 1-303. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • 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.
    • Audru, J., Cesar, J. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1994). Les Plantes Vasculaires de la République de Djibouti. Flore Illustrée 1: 1-336. CIRAD, Départerment d'Elevage et de Médecine vétérinaire, Djibouti.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Fl. Somalia 2: 51 (1999).
    • Fl. Eth. & Eritr. 2(2): 208 (1995)
    • K.B. 1907: 46 (1907)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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