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  1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Hibiscus L.
      1. Species: Hibiscus vitifolius L.
        1. Hibiscus vitifolius subsp. lukei Mwachala & Cheek

        This subspecies is accepted, and its native range is Central Kenya.

    [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
    Type: Kenya, Meru District: Ngaia forest, Camp 142, 5 May 2001, Luke & Luke 7393 (EA! holo.; K! iso.)
    Pedicel
    Pedicel articulated above the middle
    Corolla
    Corolla lilac with a dark maroon blotch at base
    Fruits
    Capsule 0.8 cm long, 0.8 cm diameter
    Ecology
    Understorey of dry upland forest, with Croton megalocarpus, Baphia keniensis and Uvariodendron anisatum; ± 1080 m
    Distribution
    Flora districts: K4 Range: Only known from the type

    Distribution

    Other Data

    Hibiscus vitifolius subsp. lukei Mwachala & Cheek appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Kew Bull. 58: 499 (2003)

    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.

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • K.B. 58: 499 (2003).

    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 2020. 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 2020. 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