Family:
Malvaceae Juss.
Genus:
Hibiscus L.

Hibiscus schizopetalus (Mast.) Hook.f.

This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Kenya to E. Tanzania. It is has environmental uses, as a medicine and for food.

[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
Lectotype: Kenya, Mombasa District: Nyika hinterland behind Mombasa , Kirk s.n. (K!, chosen by Cheek in Taxon (1989))
Morphology General Habit
Shrub 2–4.5 m tall.
Morphology Stem
Stems glabrous, green when young, becoming longitudinally ridged and grey with age
Morphology Leaves
Leaves ovate or lanceolate, 4–10 × 1–5 cm, apex acute or acuminate, base cuneate to obtuse, rarely rounded, margin undulate, serrate or crenate, glabrous; petiole glabrous with a line of white pubescence adaxially, 4–37 mm long; stipules lanceolate, 0.5–3 × 0.1–0.5 mm, with or without scattered stellate hairs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary in the leaf axils; pedicel articulated in the lower half, sparsely pubescent; epicalyx of 8 triangular bracts, 1–3 × 0.5 mm, glabrous or sparsely pubescent; calyx lobes fused into a 12–15 mm long, 2-lipped tube, the lips toothed or not, glabrous or sparsely pubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 3–4 cm long, red, fimbriate, reflexed, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Staminal column 4–5 cm long, the lower half filament-free; filaments 3–10 mm long; exserted parts of styles 6–23 mm long, glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule obovoid or cylindrical, 19–36 mm long, 15 mm diameter, puberulous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds triangular, brown, 2–4 × 2–3 mm, pubescent.
Ecology
Coastal bushland and forest; 0–200 m
Distribution
Flora districts: K7 T3 T6 T8 Range: Widely cultivated

[CPLC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Cultivada en Colombia; Alt. 0 - 1500 m.; Amazonia, Andes, Pacífico, Valle del Cauca.
Morphology General Habit
Arbusto

[UPFC]
Distribution
Biogeografic region: Amazonia, Andean, Pacific. Elevation range: 0–1500 m a.s.l. Cultivated in Colombia. Colombian departments: Amazonas, Antioquia, Chocó, Cundinamarca, Valle del Cauca.
Habit
Shrub.
Ecology
Habitat according IUCN Habitats Classification: forest and woodland, shrubland, artificial - terrestrial.

[UPFC]
Use Environmental
Environmental uses.
Use Food
Used for food.
Use Medicines
Medical uses.

Native to:

Kenya, Tanzania

Introduced into:

Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Belize, Brazil Southeast, Caroline Is., China South-Central, China Southeast, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Florida, Gambia, Guatemala, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hainan, Haiti, Jamaica, Laos, Leeward Is., Marianas, Marshall Is., Mauritius, Mexico Southwest, Pakistan, Puerto Rico, Rodrigues, Réunion, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad-Tobago, Tubuai Is., Vietnam, Windward Is., Zaïre

English
Japanese Lantern

Hibiscus schizopetalus (Mast.) Hook.f. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 1988 unknown [s.n.] K000240491 lectotype Yes
Nov 1, 1959 unknown [s.n.] K000240492 lectotype Yes
15364.000 No
unknown [s.n.] K000240493 Yes
Sandeman, C. [2044], Brazil K001218414 Yes
Hernandez A., C. [69], Mexico K001035786 No
Beechey, F.W. [s.n.], Hawaii Hibiscus fauriei K000659886 Unknown type material Yes

First published in Bot. Mag. 106: t. 6524 (1880)

Accepted by

  • Abedin, S. (1979). Flora of West Pakistan 130: 1-107.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Baksh-Comeau, Y., Maharaj, S.S., Adams, C.D., Harris, S.A., Filer, D.L. & Hawthorne, W.D. (2016). An annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Trinidad and Tobago with analysis of vegetation types and botanical 'hotspots'. Phytotaxa 250: 1-431.
  • Barooah, C. & Ahmed, I. (2014). Plant diversity of Assam. A checklist of Angiosperms and Gymnosperms: 1-599. Assam science technology and environment council, India.
  • Barthelat, F. (2019). La flore illustrée de Mayotte: 1-687. Biotope éditions.
  • Bosser, J. & al. (eds.) (1987). Flore des Mascareignes 51-62: 1. IRD Éditions, MSIRI, RBG-Kew, Paris.
  • Chayamarit, K. & Balslev, H. (eds.) (2019). Flora of Thailand 14(2): 185-358. The Forest Herbarium, Royal Forest Department.
  • Exell, A.W. (1973). Angiosperms of the islands of the gulf of Guinea (Fernando Po, Príncipe, S.Tomé, and Annobon). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). Botany 4: 325-411.
  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2015). Flora of North America North of Mexico 6: 1-468. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  • Florence, J. & Hallé, N. (1986). Suite du catalogue des plantes a fleurs et Fougères des iles Australes. Rapa: 151-158. Direction des centres d'expérimentations nucléaires. Service mixte de contrôle biologique.
  • Fosberg, F.R., Sachet, M.-H., Oliver, R. (1979). A geographical checklist of the Micronesian Dicotyledonae. Micronesica; Journal of the College of Guam 15: 41-295.
  • Garcia-Mendoza, A.J. & Meave, J.A. (eds.) (2012). Diversidad florística de Oaxaca: de musgos a angiospermas (colecciones y listas de especies), ed. 2: 1-351. Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
  • Jones, M. (1991). A checklist of Gambian plants: 1-33. Michael Jones, The Gambia College.
  • Lejoly, J. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Flore de la Tshopo (RD Congo): Familles des Malvaceae, Orchidaceae, Sterculiaceae, Tiliaceae. Taxonomania 29: 1-41.
  • Lopes Esteves, G., Duarte, M.C. & Takeuchi, C. (2014). Sinopse de Hibiscus L. (Malvoideae, Malvaceae) do estado de São Paulo, Brasil: espécies nativas e cultivadas ornamentais. Hoehnea 41: 529-539.
  • Lê, T.C. (2003). Danh lục các loài thực vật Việt Nam 2: 1-1203. Hà Nội : Nhà xuất bản Nông nghiệp.
  • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • Newman, M., Ketphanh, S., Svengsuksa, B., Thomas, P., Sengdala, K., Lamxay, V. & Armstrong, K. (2007). A checklist of the vascular plants of Lao PDR: 1-394. Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh.
  • Pandey, R.P. & Dilwakar, P.G. (2008). An integrated check-list flora of Andaman and Nicobar islands, India. Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 32: 403-500.
  • Verdcourt, B. & Mwachala, G.M. (2009). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Malvaceae: 1-170.
  • Wu, Z., Raven, P.H. & Hong, D. (eds.) (2007). Flora of China 12: 1-534. Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden Press (St. Louis).
  • Xuyên, Đ.T. (2017). Thực Vật Chí Việt Nam. Flora of Vietnam 14: 1-314. Nhà xuất bản khoa học và kỹ thuật, Hà Nội.

Literature

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

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Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Abedin, S. (1979). Flora of West Pakistan 130: 1-107.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Baksh-Comeau, Y., Maharaj, S.S., Adams, C.D., Harris, S.A., Filer, D.L. & Hawthorne, W.D. (2016). An annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Trinidad and Tobago with analysis of vegetation types and botanical 'hotspots'. Phytotaxa 250: 1-431.
  • Balick, M. J., M. H. Nee & D.E. Atha (2000). Checklist of the vascular plants of Belize. Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden 85: 1-246.
  • Barooah, C. & Ahmed, I. (2014). Plant diversity of Assam. A checklist of Angiosperms and Gymnosperms: 1-599. Assam science technology and environment council, India.
  • Barthelat, F. (2019). La flore illustrée de Mayotte: 1-687. Biotope éditions.
  • Bosser, J. & al. (eds.) (1987). Flore des Mascareignes 51-62: 1. IRD Éditions, MSIRI, RBG-Kew, Paris.
  • Chayamarit, K. & Balslev, H. (eds.) (2019). Flora of Thailand 14(2): 185-358. The Forest Herbarium, Royal Forest Department.
  • Exell, A.W. (1973). Angiosperms of the islands of the gulf of Guinea (Fernando Po, Príncipe, S.Tomé, and Annobon). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). Botany 4: 325-411.
  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2015). Flora of North America North of Mexico 6: 1-468. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  • Florence, J. & Hallé, N. (1986). Suite du catalogue des plantes a fleurs et Fougères des iles Australes. Rapa: 151-158. Direction des centres d'expérimentations nucléaires. Service mixte de contrôle biologique.
  • Fosberg, F.R., Sachet, M.-H., Oliver, R. (1979). A geographical checklist of the Micronesian Dicotyledonae. Micronesica; Journal of the College of Guam 15: 41-295.
  • GBIF (2008-2020). Global Biodiversity Information Facility http://www.gbif.org/.
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  • Hammel, B.E. & al. (eds.) (2007). Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica, volumen VI, Dicotyledóneas (Haloragaceae-Phytolaccaceae). Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 111: 1-933. Missouri Botanical Garden.
  • Jones, M. (1991). A checklist of Gambian plants: 1-33. Michael Jones, The Gambia College.
  • Lejoly, J. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Flore de la Tshopo (RD Congo): Familles des Malvaceae, Orchidaceae, Sterculiaceae, Tiliaceae. Taxonomania 29: 1-41.
  • Lopes Esteves, G., Duarte, M.C. & Takeuchi, C. (2014). Sinopse de Hibiscus L. (Malvoideae, Malvaceae) do estado de São Paulo, Brasil: espécies nativas e cultivadas ornamentais. Hoehnea 41: 529-539.
  • Lê, T.C. (2003). Danh lục các loài thực vật Việt Nam 2: 1-1203. Hà Nội : Nhà xuất bản Nông nghiệp.
  • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • Newman, M., Ketphanh, S., Svengsuksa, B., Thomas, P., Sengdala, K., Lamxay, V. & Armstrong, K. (2007). A checklist of the vascular plants of Lao PDR: 1-394. Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh.
  • Pandey, R.P. & Dilwakar, P.G. (2008). An integrated check-list flora of Andaman and Nicobar islands, India. Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 32: 403-500.
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  • Wu, Z., Raven, P.H. & Hong, D. (eds.) (2007). Flora of China 12: 1-534. Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden Press (St. Louis).

Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia

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Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Bot. Mag. 106: t. 6524 (1880)
  • T.T.C.L.: 302 (1949)
  • Taxon 38: 261 (1989)

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