schizopetalus (Dyer) Hook.f., Bot. Mag. 106: t. 6524 1880. (Syn: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis var. schizopetalus Dyer)
Images by Bhagyashri Ranade (Identified by Tanay Bose) & Balkar Singh (Inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade & J.M.Garg)



Hye-bisk-us — rose-mallow 
ski-zo-pe-TAY-lus or shi-zo-PET-uh-lus — split petals

commonly known as: Chinese lantern, coral hibiscus, East-African hibiscus, fringed hibiscus, fringed rose-mallow, Japanese hibiscus, Japanese lantern, skeleton hibiscus, Juba kusum (Manipuri);

Native to: tropical east Africa; widely cultivated  




Someshwara,C,  Dakshina Kannada, 06 Aug 2008; 




Hibiscus-MN040411: Sending pictures of Hibiscus growing at our garden.

Place ; Dombivli
Date   : 03.04.11

This is Hibiscus rosa-sinensis cv. El Capitolio Sport….(International Hibiscus society ) 

I thought this should be Hibiscus schizopetalous ‘Pagoda’ 

Thanks for citing a combination made in 1879 and followed by Sivarajan in 1996. Perhaps it may interest you to know that KEW Plant List has been published in 2010, and it lists  H. schizopetalous as an accepted name and
Dyer’s combination as mere synonym. based on WCSP. It is also considered as accepted name by TROPICOS and GRIN (updated December, 2009).

Both H. rosa-sinensis and H. schizopetalous have lot of colour forms, the latter being characterised by laciniate petals clearly seen in above plant.
According to me the above plant is a cultivar known as H. schizopetalous ‘Pagoda’ http://www.flickr.com/photos/tuis_imaging/466992977/

I think the flower in the link sent by .. is similar to the flower photo sent by me.




Flora of Panipat: Hibiscus schizopetalus from Arya PG College Campus Panipat Haryana:  Hibiscus schizopetalus
Large Garden cultivated Shrub arround 5 ft high
pics on 7-8-11

Sir 3-4 days back i have planted this in My college and as per the request of my colleagues, i am trying to prepare 20-25 plants of this by air layering. I got this plant in a nursery in panipat unattended in a corner and i purchase this. If succeed i will give u one plant

Very common garden plant in Chennai.

A very useful natural shampoo as well. All parts of this plant can be used as shampoo.
It helps the hair from premature and uncontrolled fall and it enhances the hair growth. It helps for sound sleep as well.

What to do is that make a paste out of the plant parts (preferably leaf, flower and bark). Apply it 30 before bath. Timing is according to the health of the person. For instance, if a person is suffering from cough and “vata” related ailments, he/she is not suppose to apply it for long time.

Here is my picture of a flower…  from garden of a Jain temple in Jiagunj, taken in April 2011…

no body plucks flowers for personal use… hence these flowers can be seen on the plants… In my neighborhood in Calcutta men and women of all financial and educational class go for morning walks and without any hesitation pluck and and all flowers along the way … even when I reuested them that I was trying to see if a seedpod would develop in one of my building’s bahunia… and I even put a bag over it…. they are shameless thieves….   some I have been told are IAS officers!!!  flower thieves….
Anyway on the good note: here’s my flower … the shrub was baout 8 – 9 feet tall….

“Apply it 30 before bath” Please read this line of my previous mail as follows. Apply it 30 minutes before bath.
Nice picture! Planting this species is worth not only for shampoo but the dancing flowers in the breeze is a good treat to eyes also. 



Malvaceae week :: Hibiscus schizopetalus (RD_03)Hibiscus schizopetalus (Mast.) Hook.f.
Photographed at Bongaigaon, Assam

It almost disappeared from our place, even from gardens. 



Malvaceae week :: Hibiscus schizopetalus: Hibiscus schizopetalus (Dyer) Hook.f.
Hye-bisk-us — rose-mallow 
ski-zo-pe-TAY-lus or shi-zo-PET-uh-lus — split petals
[image: Hibisco do Japao]<http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.flickr.com%2Fphotos%2Fdi…>
May 10, 2007 at a garden in Mangalore
commonly known as: Chinese lantern, coral hibiscus, East-African hibiscus, fringed hibiscus, fringed rose-mallow, Japanese hibiscus, Japanese lantern, skeleton hibiscus
Native to: tropical east Africa; widely cultivated
[image: Japanese Lantern]<http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.flickr.com%2Fphotos%2Fdi…>…
Jan 2, 2007 at office premises, Andheri, Mumbai



Malvaceae week 09 05 2011 UD 009 Hibiscus schizopetalus from Kolkata: Family Malvaceae
Hibiscus schizopetalus
This from a public park…  where for once it was not picked off of the plant by folks… I was surprised.. since then I have found out that at least in Kolkata… this flower is not offered by the ladies of the house to any gods…
reason… I was not told… Regardless I was happy… at least some flowers and the accompanying pollen would be available to butterflies, bees… etc. The plant was about 4 feet tall and flower was about 3- 4 inches in diameter… hanging on 2-3 inch long pedicabs… see fig 2…

Loc.: BSI experimental garden, Port Blair, Andaman
Date: December, 2010 






Malvaceae Week: Hibiscus schizopetalus from arya PG College Panipat:  Hibiscus schizopetalus
Large Garden Shrub from Arya PG College Panipat 

Called as ‘Katar Jaswand’ in Marathi 

my understanding was that these flowers all droop down, that’s how they grow at least in Bengal…

Lovely var. of hibiscus. Long time back this shrub was exsiting in Delhi Gymkhana Club also. 

… thanks for the apt name of katar jaswand. Literal meaning of *katar* is scissors … in this context “scissored” used as an adjective, leading to scissored hibiscus.



Hibiscus schizopetalus: Hibiscus schizopetalus, Japanese lantern, Coral Hibiscus

Someshwara,C,  Dakshina Kannada, 06 Aug 2008
Habitat coastal farm

was not aware of the name Japanese lantern.
 In Marathi as send previously Katar Jaswand . … linked it perfectly to sps name. 



efloraofindia:”For Id 24092011MR5’’ which type of Hibiscus? Pune:  Request for identification of type of Hibiscus
A query regarding Sleeping Hibiscus does it exist or are they unopened buds of Hibiscus?
Pune Kothrud area

Thank you lovely name as Split petals. also called Japanese Lantern




Flower ID Request 20120702-AM: I have attached two crops of the flowers and leaves of a tree. Please let me know which flower it could be. The following information is available.

Date/Time- 2012-06-16 / 11:00hrs
Location- Lonavala in Pune District of Maharashtra

Habitat- Wild

Plant Habit- Had grown to be a large tree

Height – Around 5 metres

Leaves – Broad, around 15-18 cm or even more

Flowers – Red, the stamens protrude far out of the whorl, like in a shoeflower (Pic attached)

Fruits – None visible or immediately obvious

I am sorry the pic of the leaves is a bit blurred, I could not steady my cam in the wind. An important thing is that this tree was growing on the slopes of the Western Ghats in Maharashtra.

The flower is of Hibiscus schizopetalus of Malvaceae. And the second picture is of Terminalia catappa (Combretaceae).


hibiscus:  In all about 7 different varieties of hibiscus are growing in our garden at Tala Bandhavgarh M.P.. This is one of them.

Yes Hibiscus schizopetalous only




This might be Hibiscus schizopetalus (Dyer ex Masters) J. D. Hooker, an ornamental shrub.

Yes….Agree with … ID.

Yes it is H.schizopetalus, an ornamental shrub with pendent flowers having fringed petals.

Attached are pictures of Hibiscus schizopetalus captured at Devgad, Konkan Coast, Maharashtra in November 2012.
Requested to validate the ID. 

Hibiscus schizopetalus from Mumbai.

Hibiscus schizopetalus (Dyer) Hook. f.
in Mangalore on May 10, 2007  
in Mumbai on January 2, 2007  



Malvaceae Fortnight::Hibiscus schizopetalus -NSJ-07 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2)

Hibiscus schizopetalus from a garden.




Hibiscus schizopetalus (Dyer) Hook.f. : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3) – around 500 kb each.

Location: Hong Kong Park  
Date: 13 August 2018
Elevation: 200 ft.
Habit : Cultivated

yes. very nice. its found in gardens all over the gangetic plane. i showed one here- efi thread

and our website has a page



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