1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Hibiscus L.
      1. Hibiscus meyeri Harv.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Eritrea to S. 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: South Africa, valley of River Omblas, Drege s.n. (TCD, holo.)
    Habit
    Erect herb 0.5–2 m tall.
    Stem
    Stems densely to sparsely stellate-pubescent and/or stellate-hispid, becoming glabrous with age, the bases of the hairs persisting as tubercules
    Leaves
    Leaves ovate, narrowly ovate or lanceolate, 1.5–6.3 × 0.4–3 cm, apex rounded, obtuse or acute, base cuneate, rounded or cordate, margins serrate, densely to sparsely stellate-pubescent and stellate-hispid below, stellate-pubescent above, the veins raised on the lower surface, with a gland present on the midrib near the base; petiole 2–13 mm long, sparsely to densely pubescent and/or hispid; stipules linear to subulate or filiform, 4–8 × 0.2–1 mm, ciliate
    Flowers
    Flowers solitary in the leaf axils; pedicel 1–2 cm long, articulated in the middle, shortly stellate-hispid, more densely so above the articulation; epicalyx of 7–8 linear bracts 2–3 × 0.2–0.5 mm, pubescent; calyx lobes narrowly triangular, 5–7 × 1–2 mm, acuminate, fused in the lower third, pubescent and hispid
    Corolla
    Corolla pink or mauve, 10–16 mm long, stellatehispid on the outside, glabrous inside.
    Stamens
    Staminal tube 8–14 mm long, lower third ± filament-free; filaments 0.5–1 mm long; exserted part of styles 1–3 mm long, glabrous
    Fruits
    Capsule spherical, 7–8 mm in diameter, sparsely pubescent.
    Seeds
    Seeds subreniform, 3 × 2 mm, brown, the hairs 3–6 mm long.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Somalia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

    Hibiscus meyeri Harv. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    De Witte. [1062] Hibiscus pycnostemon K000240744 Unknown type material

    First published in W.H.Harvey & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Cap. 1: 173 (1860)

    Accepted by

    • Verdcourt, B. & Mwachala, G.M. (2009). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Malvaceae: 1-170.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1961). Flora Zambesiaca 1(2): 337-581. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Thulin, M. (ed.) in Thulin, M. (ed.) (1999). Flora of Somalia 2: 1-303. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1961). Flora Zambesiaca 1(2): 337-581. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • U.K.W.F. ed. 2: 99 (1994).
    • F.Z. 1(2): 454 (1961)
    • Fl. Cap. 1:173 (1861)

    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/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0