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This subspecies is accepted, and its native range is E. & S. Tropical Africa to Botswana.

[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, Chobe R., Kabulabula, July 1930, van Son in Herb. Transv. Mus. 28936 (BM, holo; PRE, iso.)
Morphology Stem
Stems more densely hairy, more or less uniformly stellate-pubescent to stellate-tomentose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers reddish to purple with dark purple centre.
Ecology
Forest edges, papyrus swamp and other lakeside vegetation; 1400–1900 m
Distribution
Flora districts: U2 U3 U 4 ; K3 K 4 ; T1 T2 T4 T7 Range: Angola, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Botswana

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Caprivi Strip, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia

Introduced into:

Brazil South, Queensland

Hibiscus diversifolius subsp. rivularis (Bremek. & Oberm.) Exell appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1959 Lugard, A.J. [301], Botswana K000489665
Erens, J. [366], Botswana K000489666
Gibbs Russell, G.E. [2871], Botswana K000489670
Gibbs Russell, G.E. [2871], Botswana K000489669
Gibbs Russell, G.E. [2384], Botswana K000489668
Gibbs Russell, G.E. [2413], Botswana K000489667
Pope, G.V. [814], Botswana K000489664
Evens, J. [366] Hibiscus rivularis K000240662

First published in Fl. Zambes. 1(2): 444 (1961)

Accepted by

  • Badry, M.O. (2015). Macro- and micro-morphological characters of Hibiscus diversifolius Jacq. subsp. diversifolius (Malvaceae): A new record for the flora of Egypt Feddes Repertorium 126: 37-47.
  • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1961). Flora Zambesiaca 1(2): 337-581. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Verdcourt, B. & Mwachala, G.M. (2009). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Malvaceae: 1-170.
  • Zuloaga, F.O., Morrone, O. , Belgrano, M.J., Marticorena, C. & Marchesi, E. (eds.) (2008). Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Cono Sur Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 107: 1-3348. Missouri Botanical Garden.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1961). Flora Zambesiaca 1(2): 337-581. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Verdcourt, B. & Mwachala, G.M. (2009). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Malvaceae: 1-170.
  • Zuloaga, F.O., Morrone, O. , Belgrano, M.J., Marticorena, C. & Marchesi, E. (eds.) (2008). Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Cono Sur Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 107: 1-3348. Missouri Botanical Garden.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Lond. (Bot.) 29(1): 63 (1999).
  • Edmonds, Distr. Hibiscus Sect. Furcaria Trop. E. Afr.: 17 (1991)
  • F.Z. 1: 444 (1961)

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