Tuesday, 25 August 2015

China rose (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis)- Sikkim Flora


Scientific classification

Kingdom:       Plantae
Family:           Malvaceae
Genus:            Hibiscus
Species:           H. rosa-sinensis

Binomial name: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis L.

Other Names:  China rose

Special feature:  It is the most widely used flower in laboratory experiments by scholars and universities to study floral characteristics.

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis was named by Carolus Linnaeus. The Latin term rosa-sinensis literally means "rose of China", though it is not closely related to the true roses.

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