1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Hibiscus L.
      1. Hibiscus scottii Balf.f.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Central Socotra.

    [FTEA]

    Malvaceae, Bernard Verdcourt & Geoffrey Mwachala. Pavonia, B Verdcourt; Kosteletzkya, OJ Blanchard Jr.; Gossypium, P Fryxell & B Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2009

    Habit
    Shrub to 2 m tall.
    Stem
    Stems stellate-hispid
    Leaves
    Leaves simple, ovate with a cuneate to truncate base
    Flowers
    Flowers yellow with a dark-red centre
    General
    Rare in cultivation

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Socotra

    Hibiscus scottii Balf.f. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    May 1, 1893 Balfour, I.B. [705], Socotra K000240742
    Smith, A.R. [461], Yemen 29930.000

    First published in Proc. Roy. Soc. Edinburgh 11: 503 (1882)

    Accepted by

    • Miller, A.G. & Morris, M. (2004). Ethnoflora of Soqotra Archipelago: 1-759. The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Miller, A.G. & Morris, M. (2004). Ethnoflora of Soqotra Archipelago: 1-759. The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.

    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/
    © 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