Taxon: Hibiscus elatus Sw.

 
Genus: Hibiscus
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Malvoideae
Tribe: Hibisceae
Nomen number: 19029
Place of publication: Prodr. 102. 1788
Link to protologue:
Comment: place of publication verified from original literature
Typification:
Name Verified on: 14-May-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 19-Sep-2017
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

  • blue mahoe  (Source: Econ Bot) - English
  • Cuban bast  (Source: World Econ Pl) - English
  • algodoeiro-da-Índia  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • hibiscus-da-praia  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide D. M. Bates, pers. comm.; F Cuba)
  • Materials: fiber ()
  • Materials: wood (fide Hortus 3; Dict Econ Pl)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Cuba, Jamaica


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized (natzd. elsewhere)

References:

  1. Adams, C. Flowering plants of Jamaica. 1972 (F Jam)
  2. Bates, D. M. 1965. Notes on the cultivated Malvaceae. 1. Hibiscus (Baileya) 13:72-74.
  3. Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. (F LAnt)
  4. Kearney, T. H. 1955. A tentative key to the North American species of Hibiscus L. Leafl. W. Bot. 7:281-282.
  5. Kimber, C. T. 1970. Blue mahoe: a case of incipient plant domestication Econ. Bot. 24:233-240.
  6. León (J. S. Sauget) & Alain (E. E. Liogier) Flora de Cuba. 1946-1962; suppl. (F CubaLeon)
  7. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  8. Liogier, H. A. & L. F. Martorell Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis. (F PR)
  9. St. John, H. List and summary of the flowering plants in the Hawaiian islands. 1973 (L Hawaii)
  10. Uphof, J. C. T. Dictionary of economic plants, ed. 2. (Dict Econ Pl)

Check other web resources for Hibiscus elatus Sw. :

  • 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 elatus 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.

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=19029. Accessed 25 May 2018.