1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Hibiscus L.
      1. Hibiscus praeteritus R.A.Dyer

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical & S. Africa.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Virgate perennial herb up to 2 m. tall; stems appressed-stellate-setulose.
    Leaves
    Leaf-lamina up to 6 × 3 cm., ovate to narrowly lanceolate, sparsely to fairly densely stellate-hispid on both surfaces, apex acute to rather blunt, margin serrate, base obtuse to rounded or truncate 3–5-nerved; petiole up to 3 cm. long; stipules 5 mm. long, subulate.
    Flowers
    Flowers 2–3 cm. in diam., red or pink? (perhaps hybrids), solitary, axillary; peduncle up to 8 cm. long, articulated 4–5 mm. below the apex.
    Epicalyx
    Epicalyx of 6–7 bracts; bracts 5–10 mm. long, linear.
    Calyx
    Calyx up to 9–10 mm. long, stellate-setulose; lobes up to 8–9 × 1·5 mm., linear-lanceolate.
    Corolla
    Petals 10–20 mm. long, narrowly obovate, sparsely stellate-setose outside, glabrous inside.
    Stamens
    Staminal tube 7–12 mm. long; free parts of filaments 0·5–1 mm. long.
    Style
    Style-branches 7–15 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Capsule 9 × 9 mm., subglobose, minutely pubescent.
    Seeds
    Seeds with white silky floss.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Zimbabwe

    Hibiscus praeteritus R.A.Dyer appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1957 Rogers, J. A. [19328] K000240780

    First published in Fl. Pl. South Africa 11: t. 436 (1931)

    Accepted by

    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 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
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 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.

    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/
    © 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