Hibiscus rupicola Exell

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Status: Native
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Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe and possibly Malawi.
Malawi distribution: ?
Growth form(s): Perennial, shrub under 2 m.
Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Darbyshire, I., Timberlake, J., Osborne, J., Rokni, S., Matimele, H., Langa. C., Datizua, C., de Sousa, C., Alves, T., Massingue, A., Hadj-Hammou, J., Dhanda, S., Shah, T., Wursten, B. (2019). The endemic plants of Mozambique: diversity and conservation status Phytotaxa 136 Page 90.

Exell, A.W. (1961). Malvaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Pages 451 - 452.

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.

Other sources of information about Hibiscus rupicola:

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Flora of Mozambique: Hibiscus rupicola
Flora of Zimbabwe: Hibiscus rupicola

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Hibiscus rupicola
African Plant Database: Hibiscus rupicola
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Hibiscus rupicola
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Hibiscus rupicola
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Hibiscus rupicola
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iNaturalist: Hibiscus rupicola
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hibiscus rupicola
JSTOR Plant Science: Hibiscus rupicola
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Hibiscus rupicola
Plants of the World Online: Hibiscus rupicola
Tropicos: Hibiscus rupicola
Wikipedia: Hibiscus rupicola

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Hibiscus rupicola.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=139580, retrieved 23 April 2024

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