Hibiscus lobatus (Murray) Kuntze
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Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Hibiscus lobatus (Murray) Kuntze. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000722748. Accessed on: 23 Jun 2021'

General Information

Herbs annual, erect, 50-70 cm tall. Branchlets puberulent (hairs simple) and rarely sparsely stellate hairy. Stipules lanceolate, ca. 3(-8) mm, villous; petiole as long as or slightly longer than leaf blade, stellate, puberulent and villous; leaf blade membranous, dimorphic; blades on proximal part of stem ovate-orbicular, 1.5-3 cm, those in middle 3-parted, ca. 5 cm, on distal part of stem nearly divided or 3-foliate, margin roundly dentate, stellate pilose and puberulent abaxially, pilose adaxially. Flowers solitary or arranged in sparse racemes, axillary. Pedicel 2-2.5 cm, pilose, articulate near end. Epicalyx absent. Calyx cup-shaped, ca. 4 mm, membranous, lobes 5, lanceolate, abaxially pilose and strigose, persistent. Corolla yellow; petals 0.6-0.7 cm. Staminal column ca. 0.4 cm. Styles 5, extending. Capsule broadly ovoid, ca. 7 mm, apex beaked; mericarps 5, endocarp thin, villous along ventral suture. Seeds with scalelike hairs. Fl. Oct-Dec.

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    Annual, erect, pubescent, 25 cm-1 m tall herbs. Leaves very variable, 1-5 cm long, 0.7-4.5 cm broad, shallowly cordate-rounded at base, acute-acuminate at apex, serrate, lower ones ovate or somewhat orbicular, not lobed, upper ones usually 3-5 fid to partite with rounded sinuses, sometimes linear, lanceolate or lyrate, simple hairy on both sides, lower side also mixed with stellate hairs; stipules linear, 2-4 mm long, with ciliate margin, petiole 1-3.5 cm long, usually with short simple hairs. Flowers axillary, solitary or in terminal racemes by reduction of leaves; pedicel equal to longer than petiole, pubescent, articulate near the apex. Epicalyx segments absent or rarely represented by minute teeth. Calyx free below the middle, 3-5 mm long, in fruit up to 10 mm long, pubescent without, glabrous within; lobes lanceolate, 1-2 mm broad. Corolla c. 2 cm across, white-pale yellow; petals obovate, 5-10 mm long, 4-6 mm broad. Staminal column pink. shorter than or equalling the petals. Ovary ovoid, 2 mm across. Capsule oblong or ovoid, beaked, slightly hairy, c. 1 cm long, 5-7 mm across. Seeds reniform, 1.5-2 mm across, black, minutely hairy.

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    Morphology

    Annual herb from 0·5–1·3 m. tall; young stems pubescent, pilose or tomentellous.

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    Leaf-lamina 2–12 × 1·5–10 cm., suborbicular to ovate in outline, varying on the same individual from not lobed to deeply 3–5-palmatilobed or incised, usually pubescent on both surfaces with additional longer simple hairs on the veins and 2–4-pronged hairs mainly on the lower surface, lobes sometimes secondarily pinnately lobed or incised, apex acute to subcaudate, margin bluntly toothed or crenate or irregularly lobed, base slightly to distinctly cordate 3–5-nerved; petiole up to 8 cm. long, pubescent or pilose or tomentellous; stipules 4–8 × 0·5–1 mm., filiform to narrowly linear.

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    Flowers 1–2 cm. in diam., white to yellowish, in few-flowered terminal racemes; peduncle 10–20 mm. long, pubescent or pilose or tomentellous, articulated near the apex.

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    Epicalyx absent.

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    Petals 8–12 × 4–6 mm., obovate, thin-textured and transparent.

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    Calyx pubescent; lobes 5–7 × 1·5–2·5 mm., narrowly lanceolate, joined near the base.

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    Style-branches 1 mm. long.

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    Staminal tube 5 mm. long; free parts of filaments 0·5 mm. long.

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    Seeds 1·5 × 1·3 mm., irregularly prismatic, minutely verruculose otherwise glabrous.

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    Capsule 10 × 7 mm., oblong-ellipsoid, pubescent, with awns 1·5–2 mm. long.

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    Herbe'annuelle; racine très ramifiée, à chevelu capillaire; tige dressée, en général peu ramifiée, atteignant 1 m de haut, à entre-nœuds de ± 4 cm de long, légèrement velus.'Feuilles'à stipules linéaires, très caduques; pétiole de 3-4 cm de long; limbe polymorphe, celui des feuilles inférieures cordé, de 5-10 cm de long et 4-7 cm de large, celui des médianes ± profondément palmatilobé, linéaire ou subhasté dans les supérieures, tous ± acuminés et grossièrement dentés.'Inflorescences'de 20-25 cm de long dont les 3/4 pour le pédoncule muni de quelques bractées espacées, linéaires ou ± spatulées de ± 1 cm de long, se terminant par un racème pauciflore ± corymbiforme.'Fleurs'à pédicelle de 1-3 cm de long; calicule nul; calice à sépales linéaires, aigus, libres presque jusqu'à la base, 3-5-nerves, de 7 mm de long dans la fleur et 10 mm dans le fruit, à longs poils épars sur la nervure médiane; corolle blanche, jaune à l'état sec, de 1,2 cm de long; tube staminal de 5-6 mm de long; branches du style de 1 mm de long, dépassant le tube.'Capsules'oblongues-obovales, arrondies au sommet, puis acuminées, de 15 mm de long dont 1,5 mm pour l'acumen aigu; péricarpe mince, glabre, montrant le relief de ± 10 graines par loge.'Graines de 1,2 mm de diam., très finement verruqueuses.

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    Habitat

    Forêts claires, savanes arborées. Fleurs en mars, fruits mûrs en mai.

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    Distribution

    Sénégal, du Nord du Nigeria à l'Angola, Rhodésies, de l'Uganda au Mozambique; Madagascar; Inde

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     Information From

    Flora Of CHina @ efloras.org
    http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2
    'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • A Missouri Botanical Garden
    Flore d'Afrique Centrale
    https://www.floredafriquecentrale.be
    • B http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
    Flora of Pakistan
    http://www.tropicos.org/Project/Pakistan
    Flora of Pakistan. Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed on Jun. 2020.
    • C Missouri Botanical Garden
    Malvaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • D CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    Plants Of the World Online Portal - FZ
    https://www.kew.org/science/who-we-are-and-what-we-do/strategic-outputs-2020/plants-of-the-world-online
    http://www.plantsoftheworldonline.org/terms-and-conditions
    • E
    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • F CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).