Hibiscus radiatus Cav.

  • Family : MALVACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Malvaceae
  • Species : Hibiscus radiatus
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Hibiscus radiatus Cav.
  • Common name : Monarch Rose Mallow
  • Collection Nos : KFP 3911, CJS 18760, CJS 19264
  • Key identification features : A large annual shrub (1-2 m. high) with prickly branches. Leaves are simple, alternate, with narrow toothed lobes. Leaf stalk is long and prickly. Flowers axillary of upper leaves are large, 8-10 cm. across, showy, yellow to burgundy-coloured in different varieties. Leafy appendages in a circlet are present at the base of the flower (involucral bracts). Calyx lobes are prickly on the margins. Stamens are many, forming a tube. Fruit is a beaked, hairy capsule.
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Native : Tropical Asia
  • Comments : Found frequently in waste places
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Dakshina Kannada, Tumkur, Udupi
  • Floras referred : Saldanha, 1984; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District


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