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Useful Tropical Plants

Hibiscus comoensis

A.Chev. ex Hutch. & Dalziel

Malvaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name:

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General Information

Hibiscus comoensis is a shrub or small tree[
299
Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
]. A poorly known species, with little information in the literature[
1671
Title
Revision of Hibiscus section Furcaria (Malvaceae) in Africa and Asia
Publication
Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Lond. (Bot.) 29( 1 ): 47-79
Author
Wilson F.D.
Publisher
 
Year
1999
ISBN
 
Description
 
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a tying material.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

1671
Title
Revision of Hibiscus section Furcaria (Malvaceae) in Africa and Asia
Publication
Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Lond. (Bot.) 29( 1 ): 47-79
Author
Wilson F.D.
Publisher
 
Year
1999
ISBN
 
Description
 

Range

Western tropical Africa - Guinea, Liberia, Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana

Habitat

Forest

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The bark is used for tying in hut construction[
299
Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
].

Propagation

Seed - sow in situ or in containers. Germination is usually quite rapid. Prick out container-grown seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out into their permanent positions when they are 10cm or more tall.
Cuttings of half-ripe wood in a frame.
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