1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Hibiscus L.
      1. Hibiscus seineri Ulbr.

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Type
    Type: Botswana, Mabele a pudi, Seiner II. 310 (B†, holo.); Neotype: Botswana, Kwebe Hills, Lugard 95 (K!), selected by Vollesen in K.B. (1980)
    Habit
    Shrub 1–1.5 m tall.
    Stem
    Stems white stellate-tomentose when young, becoming glabrous with age
    Leaves
    Leaves ovate-acuminate, 6–8 × 3.3–4.5 cm, apex acute or rounded, base rounded or shallowly cordate, margin serrate or crenate, stellate-pubescent below, sparsely so above, discolorous; petiole 2.4–10 cm long, stellate-pubescent; stipules filiform, 0.5–0.9 × 0.1 cm, tapering to a filiform tip
    Flowers
    Flowers solitary in leaf axils; pedicel 0.8–1.5 cm long, articulated at base, stellate-pubescent; epicalyx of 5 lanceolate bracts, 1.5–2 × 0.2–0.5 cm, stellate-pubescent, always longer than the sepals; calyx lobes 5, ovate to triangular, 1–1.3 × 0.4–0.6 cm, stellate-pubescent with a prominent rib-like midvein and two weaker lateral ones
    Corolla
    Corolla yellow with a maroon blotch at base, 4.5–6 cm long, sparsely stellate-hairy.
    Stamens
    Staminal tube 1.4–2 cm long; filaments 3 mm long; exserted part of style 3.5–7 mm long, glabrous
    Fruits
    Capsule conical, 1.5–2.5 cm long, 1.5 cm diameter, densely stellate-setose.
    Seeds
    Seeds reniform, pale brown, 5 × 3–4 mm, densely tomentose.
    Ecology
    Woodland and bushland; 700–1400 m
    Distribution
    Flora districts: T1 T5 T7 Range: Ethiopia (one collection), Zambia, Mozambique, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Botswana, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Tanzania, Zambia

    Hibiscus seineri Ulbr. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jul 3, 1979 Kirk, J. [s.n.], Mozambique K000240679 Unknown type material
    Jul 3, 1979 Kirk, J. [s.n.], Mozambique K000240680 Unknown type material
    Jul 3, 1979 Rogers, J. A. [20845] K000240778 Unknown type material
    Jul 3, 1979 Lugard, E. G. [95] K000240681 neotype

    First published in H.G.A.Engler & C.G.O.Drude, Veg. Erde 9(III 2): 397 (1921)

    Accepted by

    • Verdcourt, B. & Mwachala, G.M. (2009). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Malvaceae: 1-170.

    Not accepted by

    • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1961). Flora Zambesiaca 1(2): 337-581. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Hibiscus platycalyx.]

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Verdcourt, B. & Mwachala, G.M. (2009). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Malvaceae: 1-170.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Fl. Eth. & Eritr. 2(2): 192 (1995).
    • K.B. 35: 375 (1980)
    • F.Z. 1(2): 460 (1961)
    • Pflanzenw. Afr. 3, 2. 397 (1921)

    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