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Published In: Revisio Generum Plantarum 3(3): 19. 1898. (28 Sept 1898) (Revis. Gen. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Type: Type: Comm. Soc. Reg. Sc. Goett. 6:20 t. 1.
Distribution: Distribution: Tropical Africa, Madagascar, S., S.E. and Central Asia.
Illustration: Hibiscus lobatus (Murray) Kuntze (Illustration)
Map Location: B-8 Mirpur Dist.: Kotli, M.A. Siddiqi 27705 (RAW); C-6 Kurram Dist.: Lower Kurram 1880 Aitchison 541 (G); C-7 Rawalpindi Dist. Topi Park, Rawalpindi, R.R. Stewart 21379 (RAW); Saidpure, July 1940 Tilak Raj Chaoha s.n. (RAW); Jhelum Dist.: Phulwari 4000' Sakesar Road, 17-9-1954, I. Ahmad s.n. 4 sheets (LUH); G-4 Karachi Dist.: Near Microbiology Deptt., University of Karachi, Karachi, 45 cm tall herb, firs, pale yellow, 12-9-1970, A. Hussain (KUH); ibid, with fruits, S. Abedin & A. Husain 5731 (KUH); G-4 Tharparker Dist.: near water channel, Nagarparker, 45 cm tall, erect herb, flrs. white, M. Qaiser, A. Ghafoor & A. Husain 4019 (KUH).


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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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