Hibiscus radiatus Cav.

Sub-Family: Not available
English Name: Monarch Rose Mallow
Synonym: Hibiscus lindleyi Wall.
Common Name: Ruby Hibiscus
Flowering & Fruiting Period: August-February
Distribution: Native of Eastern India, Bangladesh and Myanmar
Habitat: Grown as ornamental plant
Uses: Ornamental. The leaves are edible. A fibre obtained from the bark is used for cordage and textiles
Key Characteristics: Erect undershrubs, 1-2 m high. Leaves alternate, palmately 3-5 lobed or parted, coarsely serrate-dentate at margin. Flowers axillary, solitary.Calyx accrescent, lobes ovate to deltoid.Corolla yellow with a dark purple centre; petals obovate.Staminalantheriferous throughout.Ovary ovoids; stigmas capitate, purple. Capsules ovoid; seeds reniform, brown.