1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Hibiscus L.
      1. Hibiscus pedunculatus L.f.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Mozambique to S. Africa.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb 1–2 m. tall; stems densely appressed-stellate-pilose.
    Leaves
    Leaf-lamina 2–8·5 × 2–8 cm., suborbicular to ovate in outline, 3-lobed, with stiffish simple or branched hairs on both surfaces, apex rounded, margin bluntly toothed, base obtuse to slightly cordate 5–7-nerved; lobes rounded at the apex; petiole 0·6–4·5 cm. long; stipules 4 mm. long, subulate.
    Flowers
    Flowers up to 7 cm. in diam., pale lilac or pink, solitary, axillary; peduncles 4–12 cm. long, appressed-stellate-setulose, articulated 3–10 mm. below the apex.
    Epicalyx
    Epicalyx of 7–8 bracts, usually slightly exceeding the calyx; bracts 14–18 × 1–3·5 mm., linear to linear-elliptic.
    Calyx
    Calyx up to 16 mm. long, setulose-hispid; lobes 10–16 × 3–5 mm., lanceolate.
    Corolla
    Petals 3–4·5 cm. long, obovate, stellate-pubescent outside, glabrous within.
    Stamens
    Staminal tube 20–30 mm. long; anthers borne on the upper half of the tube; free parts of filaments 0·5–1 mm. long.
    Style
    Style-branches 2–5 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Capsule 10–12 × 8–10 mm., subglobose, hispid, acuminate at the apex.
    Seeds
    Seeds with a white or brownish fuzz.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland

    Introduced into:

    Norfolk Is.

    Hibiscus pedunculatus L.f. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    26140.000

    First published in Suppl. Pl.: 309 (1782)

    Accepted by

    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Orchard, A.E. (ed.) (1994). Oceanic Islands 1 Flora of Australia 49: 1-681. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.
    • 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.
    • Orchard, A.E. (ed.) (1994). Oceanic Islands 1 Flora of Australia 49: 1-681. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.
    • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1961). Flora Zambesiaca 1(2): 337-581. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    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