1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Hibiscus L.
      1. Hibiscus kabuyeanus Mwachala

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Somalia to NE. Tanzania.

    [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
    Typus: Kenya, Taita District: Tsavo National Park, Voi Gate campsite, Greenway & Kanuri 12683 (EA!, holo., K!, iso.)
    Habit
    Erect herb 0.5–2.5 m tall.
    Stem
    Stems terete, glabrescent to pubescent-pilose with or without tubercules, sometimes red-tinged
    Leaves
    Leaves ovate or narrowly ovate, 2.3–7.2 × 1.6–6.5 cm, unlobed to 3- to 5-lobed, apex acute or acuminate, base cordate or truncate, margins crenate, serrate or undulate, glabrous to pubescent, stellatehispid or not; stipules linear-filiform, 2–5 × 0.3 mm, pilose; petiole 1.5–9 cm long, pubescent to pilose, tuberculate or not
    Flowers
    Flowers solitary in leaf axils and in terminal cymes; pedicel 1–1.5 cm long, articulated in the lower half, pubescent-pilose; epicalyx of 8–12 linear-filiform bracts, 4–10 × 0.1–0.5 mm, pubescent, glandular or not; sepals triangular, 1–1.5 cm long, fused in the lower half, sparsely pubescent with scattered stellate setae
    Corolla
    Corolla 5–8 cm long, pink with maroon base to each petal, glabrous.
    Stamens
    Staminal tube 1.5–3.5 cm long; filaments 3–5 mm long; exserted part of style 5–12 mm long, pilose
    Fruits
    Capsule broadly ovoid-rotund, 10–13 mm long and 10–12 mm diameter, wings 2–3 mm wide, sparsely pubescent, setose along the sutures straw-coloured.
    Seeds
    Seeds reniform 3 × 2 mm, brown, covered with pectinate scales
    Figures
    Fig 9, p 59
    Ecology
    Open woodland, Acacia-Commiphora bushland; 100–1750 m
    Note
    Similar to H. vitifolius but differs in the longer staminal tube, longer corolla, and in its seeds that are angular-reniform (not smooth-reniform), purple-brown (not chestnut-brown) and with scattered pectinate scales (not evenly-spaced longitudinal rows of papillae) all over. The flowers in this species are pendent unlike those of Hibiscus vitifolius that are erect.
    Distribution
    Range: Somalia Flora districts: K1 K4 K7 T3

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania

    Hibiscus kabuyeanus Mwachala appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Malv.: 60 (2009)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

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

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/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