1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Hibiscus L.
      1. Species: Hibiscus diversifolius Jacq.
        1. Hibiscus diversifolius subsp. rivularis (Bremek. & Oberm.) Exell

        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.)
    Stem
    Stems more densely hairy, more or less uniformly stellate-pubescent to stellate-tomentose
    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

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    Distribution

    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
    Pope, G.V. [814], Botswana K000489664
    Gibbs Russell, G.E. [2413], Botswana K000489667
    Gibbs Russell, G.E. [2384], Botswana K000489668
    Gibbs Russell, G.E. [2871], Botswana K000489669
    Gibbs Russell, G.E. [2871], Botswana K000489670
    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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1961). Flora Zambesiaca 1(2): 337-581. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    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)

    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/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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