Hibiscus

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Hibiscus' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/hibiscus/). Accessed 2019-12-14.

Family

  • Malvaceae

Species in genus

Glossary

capsule
Dry dehiscent fruit; formed from syncarpous ovary.
family
A group of genera more closely related to each other than to genera in other families. Names of families are identified by the suffix ‘-aceae’ (e.g. Myrtaceae) with a few traditional exceptions (e.g. Leguminosae).
ovary
Lowest part of the carpel containing the ovules; later developing into the fruit.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Hibiscus' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/hibiscus/). Accessed 2019-12-14.

A genus of some 200 species of trees, shrubs, and herbs, inhabitants mainly of the tropics and subtropics. It belongs to a group of the Mallow family in which the carpels of the ovary are completely united and the fruit a capsule.

From the Supplement (Vol.V)

H. syriacusDiana’ is considered to be an improvement on ‘W. R. Smith’. It is a triploid, with large, waxy, wide-opened, wavy-edged flowers, borne freely in autumn, and dark green leaves. Upright habit to about 8 ft high and 5 ft wide. Raised in the United States National Arboretum and distributed in 1963.

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