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Sembaruthi (Tamil: செம்பருத்தி)

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Sembaruthi  (Tamil: செம்பருத்தி) — Fotopedia
Common name: China Rose, Chinese hibiscus, Gurhal गुढ़ल (Hindi), Juba kusum athonba (Manipuri), Chemparati (Malayalam), Sembaruthi செம்பருத்தி (Tamil), Jaswand जासवंद (Marathi), Dosni Phool दोस्णि फुल (Konkani)

Botanical name: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
- [ (Hye-bisk-us) Rose-mallow; (Roh-suh - sin-nen-sis) Rose, of or from China ]
Family: Malvaceae (mallow family)
- [ (mal-VAY-see-ay) the Malva (mallow) family ]

Origin: 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.

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 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.


Courtesy:
- Flowers of India
- Top Tropicals
- Dave's Garden Botanary
- From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Note: Identification attempted; may not be accurate.
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Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, known colloquially as rose mallow, Chinese hibiscus, China rose and shoe flower, is a species of flowering plant in the family Malvaceae, native to East Asia.


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