1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Hibiscus L.
      1. Hibiscus schinzii Gürke

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Prostrate or semiprostrate perennial herb; stems usually trailing along the ground, glandular-pubescent and with long weak or subsetose hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaf-lamina up to 4 (6) cm. in diam., suborbicular in outline, from very shallowly 3–5-lobed or 5-angular to 3–5-palmatipartite, stellate-pubescent above, stellate-tomentose beneath, apex subacute or somewhat rounded, margin crenate or subserrate, base cordate; petiole up to 5 cm. long, pubescent; stipules 3–4 mm. long, filiform, very caducous.
    Flowers
    Flowers up to 8 cm. in diam., yellow (rarely white) with reddish-purple centre, solitary, axillary; peduncle up to 10 cm. long, with a somewhat glandular pubescence, articulated near the apex.
    Epicalyx
    Epicalyx of 7–9 bracts; bracts 2·5 mm. long, filiform to very narrowly linear.
    Calyx
    Calyx 10–20 mm. long, densely pubescent, and stellate-setulose; lobes elongate-triangular, acute, joined at the base for up to 4–5 mm.
    Corolla
    Petals 3–5 × 1·5–2·5 cm., narrowly obliquely obovate, pubescent outside where not overlapping, glabrous inside.
    Stamens
    Staminal tube 7–18 mm. long; free parts of filaments up to 0·5 mm. long.
    Style
    Style-branches 2–5 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Capsule 12 mm. in diam., subglobose, densely stellate-pubescent; margins of valves setose.
    Seeds
    Seeds 2 × 2 mm., subreniform, sparsely minutely lepidote.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Hibiscus schinzii Gürke appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1885 Schinz, H. [201] K000240777

    First published in Verh. Bot. Vereins Prov. Brandenburg 30: 176 (1888)

    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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    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/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

    Plants and People Africa
    Common Names from Plants and People Africa http://www.plantsandpeopleafrica.com/
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