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Taxon: Hibiscus acetosella Welw. ex Hiern

 
Genus: Hibiscus
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Malvoideae
Tribe: Hibisceae
Nomen number: 19002
Place of publication: Cat. afr. pl. 1:73. 1896 (Welwitsch ex Ficalho, Bol. Soc. Geogr. Lisb. 2:608. 1881, nom. nud.)
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 19-Aug-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 01-Sep-2010
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 31 (27 active, 22 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: vegetable (fide Pl Res SEAs 8:176. 1993; F Zamb; Syst Bot Monogr 25:200. 1988); vegetable (fide Pl Res SEAs 8:176. 1993; F Zamb; Syst Bot Monogr 25:200. 1988)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Sudan
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Cameroon, Congo, Sao Tome and Principe, Zaire
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Cote D'Ivoire
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Mauritius


    Cultivated



    Asia-Tropical
    • MALESIA: Indonesia

    Southern America
    • BRAZIL: Brazil


    Other (exact native range in Africa obscure)

References:

  1. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  2. Bates, D. M. 1965. Notes on the cultivated Malvaceae. 1. Hibiscus (Baileya) 13:80-82.
  3. Borssum Waalkes, J. v. 1966. Malesian Malvaceae revised (Blumea) 14:59-60.
  4. Carrisso, L. W. et al., eds. Conspectus florae angolensis. (F Angol)
  5. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. (F Zamb)
  6. Fryxell, P. A. 1988. Malvaceae of Mexico Syst. Bot. Monogr. 25:200.
  7. Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
  8. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  9. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  10. Robyns, W. et al., eds. Flore du Congo belge et du Ruanda-Urundi. 1948-63 (F CongoRB)
  11. Siemonsma, J. S. & Kasem Piluek, eds. 1993. Vegetables (Pl Res SEAs) 8:176.
  12. Wilson, F. D. 1978. Wild kenaf, Hibiscus cannabinus L. (Malvaceae), and related species in Kenya and Tanzania Econ. Bot. 32:203.
  13. Wilson, F. D. 1999. Revision of Hibiscus section Furcaria (Malvaceae) in Africa and Asia Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. London, Bot. 29:68-69.

Check other web resources for Hibiscus acetosella Welw. ex Hiern :

  • On-line Flora of Zimbabwe:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Hibiscus acetosella cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=19002. Accessed 17 November 2018.