White Hibiscus flower in Matheran– May’10?; 17May 2010, Chandagal, Mysore district; White Hibiscus flower – efloraofindia | Google Groups Red Hibiscus – efloraofindia | Google Groups


Hibiscus ‘White wings’;
Murbad, Thane District– 3.10.10; White Hibiscus – efloraofindia | Google Groups

Hibiscus ‘La-France’;
15th September 2010- Dona Paula, Goa; White hibiscus – efloraofindia | Google Groups


Help building a key for genus Hibiscus:

Our website already has keys for Indian species of Solanum, Cassia, Senna and Chamaecrista. It is proposed to build a similar key for the genus. The first step towards this is preparing an updated list of Indian species (Both wild as well as cultivated, as several cultivated herbs often run as escape and trees and shrubs are often difficult to place as wild or planted, especially because of plantation drives in the recent years). I am sharing a preliminary list. Kindly suggest additions or corrections.
1. Abelmoschus crinitus Wall. (syn: Hibiscus cancellatus Roxb. (non L.); Hibiscus crinitus (Wall.) G. Don)
2. Abelmoschus esculentus (L. Moench. (syn: Hibiscus esculentus L.)
3. Abelmoschus ficulneus (L.) Wight & Arnott ex Wight (syn: Hibiscus ficulneus L.)
4. Abelmoschus manihot (L.) Medik (syn: Hibiscus manihot L.)
5. Abelmoschus manihot subsp. tetraphyllus (Roxb.) Borss. Waalkes. (syn: Hibiscus tetraphyllus Roxb)
6. Abelmoschus moschatus Medic. (syn: Hibiscus abelmoschus L.) + var. multiformis , var. betulifolius
7. Abelmoschus pungens (Roxb.) Voight. (syn: Hibiscus pungens Roxb.)
8. Hibiscus acetosella Welw. ex Hiern.(occurrence in India??)
9. Hibiscus angulosus Mast., + var. grandiflorus Thw., var. purpureus Thw.
10. Hibiscus aristivalvis Garcke (syn: Hibiscus intermedius A. Rich.)
11. Hibiscus caesius Garcke (syn: Hibiscus gibsoni Stocks ex Harv.)
12. Hibiscus canescens Heyn
13. Hibiscus cannabinus L.
14. Hibiscus diversifolius Jacq.
15. Hibiscus floccosus Mast
16. Hibiscus fragrans Roxb.
17. Hibiscus hirtus L.
18. Hibiscus hispidissimus (syn: Hibiscus furcatus Roxb.; H. aculeatus Roxb. (non. Walter, nor G. Don))
19. Hibiscus hostilus Wall.
20. Hibiscus indicus (Burm.) Hochr. (syn: H. venustus Bl.; Alcea indica Burm.)
21. Hibiscus lobatus (Murray) O. Kuntze (syn: Hibiscus solandra L’Her).
22. Hibiscus lunariifolius Willd.
23. Hibiscus macrophyllus Roxb. ex Hornem.
24. Hibiscus micranthus L.
25. Hibiscus mutabilis L.
26. Hibiscus obtusilobus Garcke (syn: Hibiscus punctatus Dalzell)
27. Hibiscus panduraeformis Burm.f
28. Hibiscus platanifolius (Willd.) Sweet (syn: Hibiscus collinus Roxb.)
29. Hibiscus pedunculatus L.f.
30. Hibiscus procerus Wall.
31. Hibiscus purpureus Forssk.
32. Hibiscus radiatus Cav. (syn: H. radiatus Willd. ex Roxb.; H. lindleyi Wall.)
33. Hibiscus rosa-sinensis L.
34. Hibiscus rugosus Mast.
35. Hibiscus sabdariffa L.
36. Hibiscus scandens Roxb
37. Hibiscus schizopetalus (Dyer) Hook.f.
38. Hibiscus scindicus Stocks (Occurrence in India)??
39 Hibiscus surattensis L.
40. Hibiscus syriacus L.
41. Hibiscus tiliaceus L. subsp. tiliaceous
42. Hibiscus tiliaceus L. subsp. hastatus (L.f.) Borss. Waalk.
43. Hibiscus tricuspis Banks
44. Hibiscus trionum L.
45. Hibiscus vitifolius L. (syn: Fioria vitifolia (L.) Matt.; Kosteletzkya vitifolia (L.) M.R.Almeida & N.Patil)

Thanks … for the initiative. The list is exhaustive!

I think Abelmoschus tuberculatus Pal & Singh and Abelmoschus moschatus subsp. tuberosus (Span.) Borss.Waalk. may be added to the list (Ref. GRIN).
I am not sure of the current status of Abelmoschus manihot subsp. tetraphyllus var. megaspermus Hemadri
And, for the name Hibiscus angulosus in the list, Abelmoschus angulosus Wall. ex Wight & Arn. seem to be the accepted name (GRIN & TPL).

Thanks for the useful information … I will surely incorporate it.


FLOWER FOR ID-221210MN: Date/Time- 22.12.10/  9.00AM
Location- Place, Altitude,  Dombivli, Thane Dt. Maharashtra.
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-   Cultivated
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb-   Herb
Height/Length-     1 ft.

Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts-    Magenta
Other Information like Fragrance, Pollinator, Uses etc.-    No fragrance

May be some hybrid of Hibiscus radiatus.

– I think .. is right. The epicalyx of Hibiscus are clearly seen.


Pink Hibiscus on a White hibiscus Tree : 170611 : AK-1: Saw a ‘Hibiscus’ post today.
A similar thing has been happening on the Hibiscus tree in our Nasik home garden.
It is a White hibiscus tree….occasionally you get a Pink Hibiscus on the same tree.
There is a Pink Hibiscus also ….a little away from this tree.
Picture taken on 28th of Sept,2010.
Could we have any expert explanation for this?

A special cultivation perhaps? I have seen such plants in some gardens and also for sale. Hibiscus with two colors, mostly white and lila.

I think the Pink variety is grafted to the white one or vice versa and afterwards forgot.

its happens with La France verity.


Hibiscus: I have found a peculiar Hibiscus plant in my garden.
I have attached photos herewith.
In this plant white flowers are expected but suddenly a pinkish flower
appeared in it along with white flowers…
Nice mutation…

this is la-france verity of hibiscus


efloraofindia:”For Id 31082011MR1’’ is this Hibiscus Pune:  Is this flower Hibiscus in Marathi called Jaswand ?

Beautiful colour and flower. yes it is Jaswand


efloraindia: 050911 BRS16:  Request for ID. of the attached photos.

Location: Coimbatore
Date 05.09.2011
Urban: Cultivated land.

Hibiscus sp
Please share  pics of leaves fruits anf full habitat size of flowers etc


Malvaceae Week: Hibiscus Sp: Hibiscus sp looks to be some hi breed variety


Malvaceae week : White Hibiscus-MN070911:  Sending a photo of White Hibiscus:

Place : Dona Paula, Goa
Date  : 16.9.2010
Habitat : Cultivated



Malvaceae Week: Yellow Hibiscus:   Yellow hibiscus


Malvaceae Week: Hibiscus from garden:  Hibiscus plant from a garden from Mumbai.


Malvaceae week : Maroon Hibiscus-MN100911:  Sending a photo of hibiscus. This plant was  growing alongside a neglected house in Dombivli.
Place : Dombivli
Date  ;  1.1.2010
Habitat : Cultivated

Is it H. radiatus?

Perhaps a shot of epicalyx may clinch the issue.


Malvaceae week : Hibiscus ‘Double Red’: Sending a photo of Hibiscus ‘Double Red’

Place :  Pattambi, Kerala.
Date  : May 2009
Habitat : Cultivated


Malvaceae Week – Garden Hibiscus – 110911 – RK4: One of the many cultivated varieties of Hibiscus in Siddhapura Nursery, Bangalore. Pic taken on 02.09.11 around 3pm.


Flora-Australia-24:   Hibiscus from the bushland.


efloraofindia:”For Id 23092011MR5’’ what type of Hibiscus ? Pune:  Request for identification
which type of Hibiscus is this?


Date/Time-Sep 2011
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS-Pune
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-Garden
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Shrub
Height/Length- along the fence

I think the name of this Hibiscus is “Pride of Hankins”

yes it is a variety of hibiscus sps


Pink hibiscus-070312MN:  Seen at a plants exhibition at Thane.
Place : Thane
Date  : 4.3.12
Habitat : Cultivated


Hibiscus Rosa sinensis : Nasik : 291011 : AK-1:

I saw your earlier pictures of the same on eflora.
Is this also Hibiscus Rosa sinensis ‘Pride of Hankins’?
Picture taken at Gangajal Nursery,Nasik on the 18th of June, 2006.

Please validate.


Another hibiscus from the garden.;

Here is another picture of Hibiscus flower from our garden.
Do all these variety of Hibiscus has the same latin name or they differ?


ID request 150915 mm 1 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1)

I have been gifted two saplings from a friend

I would be very grateful if they can be ided

Looks like Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

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