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Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Scientific classification
Kinrick: Plantae
Diveesion: Angiosperms
Cless: Eudicots
Order: Malvales
Faimily: Malvaceae
Subfaimily: Malvoideae
Tribe: Hibisceae
Genus: Hibiscus

232 species


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

Hibiscus (/hˈbɪskəs/[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. 5 October 2007. Archived frae the original on 28 Mey 2010. Retrieved 16 Februar 2010.
  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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