Hibiscus rosa-sinensis L.

Sub-Family: Not available
English Name: Rose of China
Synonym: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis varrosa-sinensisL.
Common Name: Shoe flower, Chinese rose
Flowering & Fruiting Period: Throughout the year
Distribution: Widely grown in tropical Asia
Habitat: Grown as ornamental
Uses: Ornamental, hair growth promotion
Key Characteristics: Hibiscus are shrubs; stems woody and glabrous.Leaves alternate, ovate, serrate, crenate or entire, sometimes dentate towards apex, acute to acuminate at apex. Flower axillary, solitary. Epicalyx lobes 5-8, connate at base, lanceolate , sparsely stellate-pubescent. Calyx campanulate; lobes connate to middle, lanceolate, stellate and glandular-pilose outside. Corolla infundibular , red, white, pink, yellow or orange yellow; petals obovate and entire. Staminal column to 5 cm long,exserted beyond corolla, antheriferous in upper half. Capsules oblong-rounded