Hibiscus articulatus Hochst. ex A. Rich.

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Hibiscus articulatus

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Hwange NP to main Vic Falls / Bulawayo Rd, Matetsi Safari Area

Hibiscus articulatus

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Hwange NP to main Vic Falls / Bulawayo Rd, Matetsi Safari Area

Hibiscus articulatus

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Hwange NP to main Vic Falls / Bulawayo Rd, Matetsi Safari Area

Hibiscus articulatus

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Hwange NP to main Vic Falls / Bulawayo Rd, Matetsi Safari Area

Hibiscus articulatus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chamabonda Vlei, Zambezi National Park.

Hibiscus articulatus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chamabonda Vlei, Zambezi National Park.

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Synonyms: Hibiscus eburneopetalus Baker f.
Hibiscus rhodesicus Baker f.
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb with annual, often prostrate sparsely hairy shoots from a woody rootstock. Leaves, up to 10 × 6 cm, broadly elliptic in outline, varying from not lobed to deeply 3-5-lobed with linear to elliptic lobes, central lobe often much longer than lateral lobes, mostly hairless with simple or stellate hairs on the veins; margin from almost entire to coarsely toothed; petiole up to 3-15 mm long. Flowers solitary, axillary, up to 5 cm in diameter, white to pale yellow. Epicalyx of 7-9 bracts, 3.5-6 mm long, linear. Calyx up to 18 mm long; lobes narrowly lanceolate to elliptic, up to 15 × 3.5 mm long, minutely velvety and sparsely hairy. Fruit a ellipsoid capsule, 18 × 12 mm, minutely velvety.
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Habitat: In woodland, grassland and along roadsides.
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Tropical Africa and northern South Africa.
Growth form(s): Perennial, shrub under 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Monday 30 January 2017
Literature:

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 83.

Exell, A.W. (1961). Malvaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Page 463.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 60.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 75.

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 80. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 84.

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Flora of Botswana: Hibiscus articulatus
Flora of Malawi: Hibiscus articulatus
Flora of Mozambique: Hibiscus articulatus
Flora of Zambia: Hibiscus articulatus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Hibiscus articulatus

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Hibiscus articulatus
African Plant Database: Hibiscus articulatus
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Hibiscus articulatus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Hibiscus articulatus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Hibiscus articulatus
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Hibiscus articulatus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Hibiscus articulatus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Hibiscus articulatus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Hibiscus articulatus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hibiscus articulatus
Ispot Southern Africa: Hibiscus articulatus
JSTOR Plant Science: Hibiscus articulatus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Hibiscus articulatus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Hibiscus articulatus
The Plant List (version 1.1): Hibiscus articulatus
Tropicos: Hibiscus articulatus


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Caprivi: Species information: Hibiscus articulatus.
http://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=139290, retrieved 26 March 2017

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