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Hibiscus physaloides Guill. & Perr.

Description

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Annual herb, up to 2 m high, with somewhat irritant hairs on the stems. Leaves variously 3-7-lobed, stellate hairy on both surfaces with distinct chalk-like fragments on the undersurface near the base; apex pointed; margin irregularly crenate or dentate. Flowers c. 9 cm in diameter solitary, axillary, yellow with a dark purple-red centre. Epicalyx of 7-10 bracts, filiform, 6-10 mm long. Calyx with ovate-elliptic lobes up to 20 mm long, hairy, joined at the base for 3-6 mm. Capsule, ovoid, c. 15 × 10 mm.
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Hibiscus physaloides Guill. & Perr. Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=139530
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Mark Hyde
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Bart Wursten
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Petra Ballings
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Worldwide distribution

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Widespread in tropical Africa, South Africa, Madagascar and Seychelles.
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Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings
bibliographic citation
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Hibiscus physaloides Guill. & Perr. Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=139530
author
Mark Hyde
author
Bart Wursten
author
Petra Ballings
original
visit source
partner site
Flora of Zimbabwe