Hibiscus clypeatus subsp. membranaceus

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Taxonavigation: Malvales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids II
Ordo: Malvales

Familia: Malvaceae
Subfamilia: Malvoideae
Tribus: Hibisceae
Genus: Hibiscus
Sectio: H. sect. Clypeati
Species: Hibiscus clypeatus
Subspecies: Hibiscus clypeatus subsp. membranaceus



Hibiscus clypeatus subsp. membranaceus (Cav.) O.J.Blanch. in F. Areces Berazaín & Fryxell, Fl. Rep. Cuba, Ser. A. Pl. Vasc. 13: 32 (2007).


  • Basionym
    • Hibiscus membranaceus Cav., Diss. 3. 154 (1787).
  • Homotypic
    • Hibiscus clypeatus subsp. membranaceus (Cav.) O.J.Blanch., Novon 18(1): 5 (2008), comb. superfl.
  • Heterotypic
    • Hibiscus bahamensis Britton, Bull. New York Bot. Gard. 4: 120 (1905), nom. illeg. non Mill. (1768).
    • Hibiscus brittonianus Kearney, Leafl. W. Bot. 7: 121 (1954).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Southern America
    • Regional: Caribbean
      • Bahamas, Cuba, Haiti, Turks-Caicos Islands.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



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