Hibiscus rosa-sinensis L.

If anyone has photos or reliable records of this taxon, we would be pleased to add these to the site. Please contact one of the site authors. Email addresses are given on the home page.

Images: None on this site.

Records: Display species records Map species using Google Maps

Species details: Click on each item to see an explanation of that item (Note: opens a new window)

Common names: China rose (English) Chinese hibiscus (English)
Derivation of specific name: rosa-sinensis: rose of China.
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Known only in cultivation so origin uncertain.
Growth form(s): Shrub over 2 m.
Insects associated with this species: Maruca vitrata (Larval food plant)
Eagris sabadius ochreana (Larval foodplant)
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species

Exell, A.W. (1961). Malvaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Page 470.

Other sources of information about Hibiscus rosa-sinensis:

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
African Plant Database: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Plants of the World Online: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Tropicos: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Wikipedia: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=167150, retrieved 29 November 2023

Site software last modified: 26 March 2018 2:06pm (GMT +2)
Terms of use