Gumamela-Hibiscus tiliaceus / Hibiscus Sp. PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 16 December 2009 14:39

Local Name:

Gumamela

 

Scientific Name:

Hibiscus tiliaceus / Hibiscus rosa-sinensis / Hibiscus Sp.

Family:

 Malvaceae  
 

Habitat

   
Hibiscus tiliaceus is a tree native to the shores of the Pacific and Indian oceans. Today it is cultivated or naturalised throughout the tropical and subtropical regions of the world.

Propagation

   
Hibiscus is commonly propagated by cuttings.

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The gumamela or hibiscus is an erect, multi-branched, glabrous shrub, 1 to 4 meters high. Its leaves are glossy green, ovate, acuminate, pointed, coarsely-toothed about 7 to 12 cm long, alternate, and stipulate.The flowers are solitary, axillary, and very large. The outermost series of bracteoles 6, lanceolate, green, and 8 mm long. The calyx is green, 2 cm long, lobes ovate. The petals are commonly red, obovate, entire, rounded tip, and imbricate. The stamens form a long staminal tube enclosing the entire style of the pistil and protruding out of the corolla.
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