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Department of Botany

Since 1980

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis L.



   Botanical NameHibiscus rosa-sinensis L.
   SynonymsAbelmoschus genevii Walp.; Hibiscus cooperi Hort
   Common NameEnglish: Chinese rose / Tamil: Semparuthi
   DistributionGlobal: China, India and Southeast Asia. Cultivated
Indian: Throughout India
   DescriptionEvergreen perennial shrub grows up to 5m height, stem woody, cylindrical, bark brown. Leaves simple, petiolate, alternate, or spiral, ovate, apex acute, margin serrate, surface glossy. Inflorescence solitary. Flower pentamerous, bracteolate, bracteate, bisexual, hypogynous, actinomorphic, and complete. Calyx 5 sepals, lanceolate, petals 5, bright red colour, polypetalous, narrowed at base and broad at tip. Stamens many, filament united to form staminal column, anther kidney shaped and monothecous. Gynoecium penta-carpellary, syncarpous with many ovules, style long, stigma five, velvetty. Fruit incospicous
   Flowering Fruiting periodThroughout the year
   UsesOrnamental in home garden and in temple. Cultivated for its flowers and cosmetic uses of flower.
   Medicinal UsesThis plant used for treating wounds, inflammation, fever, coughs,diabetes, bacterial infects, hair loss and gastric ulcers.
   Tamil NameSemparuthi