Chandigarh Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Chandigarh (India)
Designed & Developed by Bioinformatics Centre, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Linn.

Family: Malvaceae Genus: Hibiscus Species: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Linn.






Synonym Hibiscus festalisSalisb., Hibiscus boryanus DC. Flower Color Red - Pink
Common Name Rose mallow, Hibiscus,Gurhal Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Chinese Hibiscus, Shoe Flower, China Rose Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Gurhal Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude Up To 800 m Fruit Type Capsule
Habit Tree Fruit Details The fruit is a dry five-lobed , containing several seeds in each lobe, which are released when the capsule dehisces.
Habitat Commonly Cultivated As A Garden Bark Type Smooth
Distribution A Native To Tropical Asia , Southeastern Asia (China) Bark Details Smooth and green in color
Distribution in chandigarh Chandigarh Botanical Garden and Nature Park, Sector 1, Sector 19, Sector 28, Sector 33, Sector 43, Sector 45, Sector 49, Sector 51 Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species Shrub or small tree upto 5 meter high .Leaves are simple ovate or ovate- lanceolate flowers are pedicillate, actinomorphic, pentamerous and complete. corolla consists of 5 petals, red in colour and about 3 inches in diameter. The fruit very rarely formed is a capsule about 3 cm long Leaf Details The leaves are alternate, ovate to lanceolate, Often with a toothed or lobed margin.

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details