Hibiscus eetveldeanus asperatus De Wild.
Hibiscus furcatus Mullend
Hibiscus mechowii Exell & Mendonça
Hibiscus noldeae is a prickly perennial plant with stems that can become woody and persist. The stems can be erect to scrambling or climbing, and from 1 - 4 metres long, either unbranched or forming tangles of growth[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and source of fibre. It is sometimes cultivated for its fibre and edible leaves[
Tropical Africa - Guinea to Ethiopia, south to Angola and Zambia
Riverine forest, riverbanks, seepage areas; Combretum wooded grassland on clay; roadsides; savannah; rock cracks; swamps; fallow land; sometimes in cultivations; at elevations from 950 - 1,900 metres[
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Young leaves - raw or cooked. A lemon-like flavour[
A fibre obtained from the inner bark is used to make cordage[
Seed - sow in situ or in containers. Germination is usually fairly rapid and no special pretreatment is needed, although germination will be faster if the seed is abraded or soaked prior to sowing[
]. 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. They generally strike readily, particularly if cuttings are taken on an angle through a node and rooting hormone is applied to their ends[
Division of the rootstock[
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