Hibiscus sabdariffa L.

 
  • Family : MALVACEAE
    (Mallow Or Hibiscus Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : GURHAL FAMILY (गुड़हल फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : MALVACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Hibiscus sabdariffa L.
  • Common name : Rozelle, Red Sorrel, Jamaican sorrell, Red sorrel, Red tea
  • Vernacular name : Laal ambari, Patva (Hindi); Gonguru, Seemi pundi, Pulichakeere (Kannada); Pulichai-keerai, Gogu (Tamil); Katta planga, Katta sago (Oria); Lal Ambadi, Patwa, Tambdi-ambadi (Marathi); Mathipuli, Papuli, Polechi, Puichchai (Malayalam); Yerragogu, Yerra gongura (Telugu)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated and often runs wild. Cultivated as vegetable, but now naturalised
  • Flower, Fruit : July-February
  • Native : Tropical Africa
  • World Distribution : Widely cultivated in all tropics
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1.; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Hibiscus sabdariffa. Downloaded on 28 October 2021.

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