Hibiscus

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Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Scienteefic classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Angiosperms
Class: Eudicots
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Malvoideae
Tribe: Hibisceae
Genus: Hibiscus
L.
Species

232 species

Synonyms

Bombycidendron Zoll. & Moritzi
Bombycodendron Hassk.
Brockmania W.Fitzg.
Pariti Adans.
Wilhelminia Hochr.[1]

Hibiscus (/hɨˈbɪskəs/[2] or /hˈbɪskəs/[3]) is a genus o flouerin plants in the mallow faimily, Malvaceae. It is quite lairge, containin several hundred species that are native tae wairm-temperate, subtropical an tropical regions throughoot the warld. Member species are eften notit for thair shawy flouers an are commonly kent simply as hibiscus, or less widely kent as rose mallow. The genus includes baith annual an perennial herbaceous plants, as well as widdy shrubs an smaa trees. The generic name is derived frae the Greek wird ἱβίσκος (hibískos), which wis the name Pedanius Dioscorides (ca. 40–90) gae tae Althaea officinalis.[4]

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  1. "Genus: Hibiscus L". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2007-10-05. Retrieved 2010-02-16. 
  2. Oxford English Dictionary
  3. Sunset Western Garden Book, 1995:606–607
  4. Lawton, Barbara Perry (2004). Hibiscus: Hardy and Tropical Plants for the Garden. Timber Press. p. 36. ISBN 978-0-88192-654-5. 

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