Hibiscus diversifolius

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Hibiscus diversifolius


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: Hibiscus sect. Furcaria
Species: Hibiscus diversifolius
Subspecies: H. d. subsp. diversifolius – H. d. subsp. rivularis


Hibiscus diversifolius Jacq., 1789


  • Homotypic
    • Hibiscus diversifolius subsp. genuinus Hochr. in Annuaire Conserv. Jard. Bot. Genève 4: 119 (1900), not validly publ.


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Western Africa
      • Angola, Cameroon, Caprivi Strip, Congo, Gabon, Guinea, Liberia, Senegal
    • Regional: Central Africa
      • Botswana, Burkina, Chad, Niger, Zambia, Zaïre
    • Regional: Eastern Africa
      • Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda
    • Regional: Southern Africa
      • Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal
    • Regional: Northern Africa
      • Egypt
    • Regional: Western Indian Ocean
      • Madagascar
    • Introduced into:
      • Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Cook Is., Costa Rica, Fiji, Galápagos, Hawaii, Mauritius, Mexican Pacific Is., Mexico Gulf, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New South Wales, New Zealand North, Niue, Norfolk Is., Philippines, Queensland, St.Helena, Tubuai Is., Vanuatu, Western Australia

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


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English: Swamp Hibiscus
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