New photos - Hibiscus

I've just returned from a photo shoot and have added some new photos for you in the Malvaceae Hibiscus family.

 

Please upload your hibiscus or other flower photos here for potential sharing on this website with full credit to you.  Please include what you think their name is. We are looking for new, clear images.


Thanks, 

Neil



Hibiscus other


pronounced: hy-BISS-kuss

(Malvaceae — the hibiscus family)


common names: hibiscus, rosemallow


Hibiscus is the ancient Latin name for the marshmallow plant Athaea officinalis, and was a transliteration from the Greek 'ιβισκος. The marshmallow plant has been used by man to make confectionary for at least 4,000 years. In our species, rosa is Latin for ‘rose’, and sinensis means ‘of China’. Hibiscus is a large genus of over 200 species, but most of those grown here and in the Pacific Islands are hybrids of Hibiscus rosa-sinensis. This is often called the Hawaiian hibiscus, because that is where most of the hybridization took place. Real interest in the hibiscus in Hawaii developed round about 1900, when some plants were brought from China and crossed with native Hawaiian species. It is thought that hibiscus were introduced to Australia in the early 1800s, but real interest developed later when the Brisbane City Council imported 30 plants from India for use in the landscaping of the city.



New photos - Hibiscus

New photos - Hibiscus

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