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

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Shrub or perennial herb 1·5 m. tall; stems densely tomentose.
    Leaves
    Leaf-lamina up to 5 × 4·5 cm., broadly ovate to suborbicular, stellate-tomentose on both surfaces, apex rounded, margin crenate-dentate, base rounded or truncate 5–7 nerved; petiole up to 1 cm. long; stipules 2–3 mm. long, subulate.
    Flowers
    Flowers 1·5 cm. in diam., red, solitary in the axils of the upper leaves and leaf-like bracts; peduncle 1–5 cm. long, articulated mm. below the apex.
    Epicalyx
    Epicalyx of c. 7 bracts; bracts 5–6 × 1·5–2 mm., linear or linear-oblong.
    Calyx
    Calyx 5–12 mm. long, stellate-tomentose; lobes up to 12 × 4·5 mm., lanceolate-triangular, shortly connate at the base.
    Corolla
    Petals 10–20 × 5–10 mm., obovate.
    Stamens
    Staminal tube 2 mm. long; free parts of filaments 3–3·5 mm. long.
    Style
    Style-branches 5–6 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Capsule 8–10 mm. in diam., subglobose, minutely pubescent.
    Seeds
    Seeds with silky floss.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mozambique

    Hibiscus rupicola Exell appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2, 33: 177 (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
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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