Ambari Hemp

Scientific Name
Hibiscus cannabinus L.
Higher Classification
Hibiscus cannabinus L. var. genuinus Hochr., Hibiscus cannabinus L. var. purpureus A.Howard & G.Howard, Hibiscus cannabinus L. var. ruber A.Howard & G.Howard, Hibiscus cannabinus L. var. simplex A.Howard & G.Howard, Hibiscus cannabinus L. var. viridis A.Howard & G.Howard, Hibiscus cannabinus L. var. vulgaris A.Howard & G.Howard, Hibiscus sabdariffa L. subsp. cannabinus (L.) Panigrahi & Murti, Hibiscus sabdariffa L. var. d L.
Common Names
Ambari Hemp (e), Bastard Jute (e), Deccan Hemp (e), Deckaner Hemp (e), Gambo Hemp (e), Hibiscus (e), Indian Hemp (e), Kenaf Seed Oil (e), Kenafhibiskus (a), Udekane (z), Umgangampunza (nd), Wild Hibiscus (e), Wild Holly-hock (e), Wild Stockrose (e), Wildestokroos (a)
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
W. Foden & L. Potter
This taxon was not selected in any one of four screening processes for highlighting potential taxa of conservation concern for detailed assessment and was hence given an automated status of Least Concern. The Threatened Species Programme is currently systematically completing full assessments for all taxa with an automated status. If you disagree with this taxon's status, please contact the Threatened Species Programme at the link below.
Not endemic to South Africa
Provincial distribution
Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Hibiscus cannabinus L.Least Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)

Raimondo, D., von Staden, L., Foden, W., Victor, J.E., Helme, N.A., Turner, R.C., Kamundi, D.A. and Manyama, P.A. 2009. Red List of South African Plants. Strelitzia 25. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.

Foden, W. & Potter, L. 2005. Hibiscus cannabinus L. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2021/12/02

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