1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Hibiscus L.
      1. Hibiscus jacksonianus Exell

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Malawi.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Erect annual herb up to 50 cm. tall, branched from near the base; stems slender, arcuate-ascending, crisped-pubescent and rather sparsely stellate-setose with comparatively large 1–5-pronged bristles.
    Leaves
    Leaf-lamina up to 3·5 × 3 cm., ovate to suborbicular in outline, 3-sect or 3-lobed, greyish-tomentose and sparsely setose, margin crenate or coarsely serrate, base cordate; petiole up to 2 cm. long; stipules about 2 mm. long, filiform, very caducous.
    Flowers
    Flowers 1·5–2·5 cm. in diam., yellow with purple centre, in small 3–5-flowered terminal cymes; peduncle 4 mm. long.
    Epicalyx
    Epicalyx of 7–8 bracts; bracts 3–4 mm. long, narrowly linear to filiform.
    Calyx
    Calyx 10–12 mm. long, densely pubescent; lobes 2–3 mm. broad at the base, triangular, joined for 3–5 mm.
    Corolla
    Petals 2·5 cm. long, narrowly obovate.
    Stamens
    Staminal tube c. 6 mm. long; free parts of filaments 0·5 mm. long.
    Style
    Style-branches 1·5 mm. long (probably immature).

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    Distribution

    Hibiscus jacksonianus Exell appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Robson, N.K.B. [1491], Malawi K000285597
    Robson, N.K.B. [1491], Malawi K000285598
    Pawek, J. [14328], Malawi K000285599

    First published in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2, 33: 180 (1959)

    Accepted by

    • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1961). Flora Zambesiaca 1(2): 337-581. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • 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/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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