: China Rose, Chinese hibiscus, Gurhal गुढ़ल (Hindi), Juba kusum athonba (Manipuri), Chemparati (Malayalam), Sembaruthi செம்பருத்தி (Tamil), Jaswand जासवंद (Marathi), Dosni Phool दोस्णि फुल (Konkani)
: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
- [ (Hye-bisk-us) Rose-mallow; (Roh-suh - sin-nen-sis) Rose, of or from China ]
- [ (mal-VAY-see-ay) the Malva (mallow) family ]
: Asia and islands of Pacific
The Chinese hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
, family Malvaceae) is an evergreen shrub native to East Asia, also known as China rose and Shoe flower. It is widely grown as an ornamental plant throughout the tropics and subtropics. The flowers are large, red, firm, but lack any scent. Numerous cultivars, varieties, and hybrids have been created, with flower colors ranging from white through yellow and orange to scarlet and shades of pink, with both single and double sets of petals.
is the national flower of Malaysia, called the Bunga Raya
in Malay and "Sembaruthi" in Tamil. The flowers are used to shine shoes in parts of India, as well as the worship of Devi.
- Flowers of India
- Top Tropicals
- Dave's Garden Botanary
- From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
: Identification attempted; may not be accurate.