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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. 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: Tanzania, Tunduru District: by road 96 km from Masasi, Richards 17903 (K!, holo.)
    Habit
    Erect herb 30–50 cm tall, stems stellate-hispid
    Leaves
    Leaves ovate in outline, 0.5–5 × 1–1.5 cm, 3–5-lobed, base cordate to truncate, apices of the lobes rounded, margins coarsely dentate, sparsely stellate and/or simple-hispid above and below, with flattened calcareous concretions below; petiole 1–9 cm long, sparsely hispid, with a line of pubescence adaxially; stipules filiform, 3–6 × 0.2–0.3 mm, hispid
    Flowers
    Flowers solitary in leaf axils or clustered at the tips of branches; pedicel 10–12 mm long, articulated at base, densely stellate-hispid; epicalyx of 8–10 filiform bracts 3.5–5 × 0.3–0.4 mm, pubescent; calyx lobes triangular, 7–10 × 3 mm, united for the basal third of their length, sparsely stellate-hispid
    Corolla
    Corolla yellow with a maroon blotch at base, 3.5–4 cm long, sparsely stellate-pubescent on the outside, glabrous inside
    Fruits
    Capsule conical, 7 mm long, 7 mm diameter, strongly beaked, glabrous proximally, hispid distally.
    Seeds
    Seeds black, subreniform, 2 × 1.5 mm, lepidote.
    Ecology
    Rock outcrops in woodland; 500–900 m
    Note
    This species is only known from the above cited collections
    Distribution
    Flora districts: T8 Range: Not known elsewhere

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Hibiscus masasianus Mwachala appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Malv.: 68 (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