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Hibiscus sabdariffa
(Roselle)

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Hibiscus sabdariffa (Roselle)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 14 July 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Hibiscus sabdariffa
  • Preferred Common Name
  • Roselle
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae

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Pictures

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PictureTitleCaptionCopyright
Ripe fruits of H. sabdariffa, Indian or red sorrel, Senegal.
TitleRipe fruits
CaptionRipe fruits of H. sabdariffa, Indian or red sorrel, Senegal.
CopyrightDavid J. Greathead
Ripe fruits of H. sabdariffa, Indian or red sorrel, Senegal.
Ripe fruitsRipe fruits of H. sabdariffa, Indian or red sorrel, Senegal.David J. Greathead
H. sabdariffa leaves and flowers.

Reproduced from the series 'Plant Resources of South-East Asia', by kind permission of the PROSEA Foundation, Bogor, Indonesia.
TitleLine drawing of plant showing flowers
CaptionH. sabdariffa leaves and flowers. Reproduced from the series 'Plant Resources of South-East Asia', by kind permission of the PROSEA Foundation, Bogor, Indonesia.
CopyrightPROSEA Foundation
H. sabdariffa leaves and flowers.

Reproduced from the series 'Plant Resources of South-East Asia', by kind permission of the PROSEA Foundation, Bogor, Indonesia.
Line drawing of plant showing flowersH. sabdariffa leaves and flowers. Reproduced from the series 'Plant Resources of South-East Asia', by kind permission of the PROSEA Foundation, Bogor, Indonesia.PROSEA Foundation

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Hibiscus sabdariffa L.

Preferred Common Name

  • Roselle

International Common Names

  • English: Indian sorrel; Jamaica sorrel; red sorrel
  • Spanish: canamo de Guinea; rosella; sereni
  • French: ketmie rose; oseille de Guinée

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Rama; Rosellahanf
  • Italy: carcade

EPPO code

  • HIBSA (Hibiscus sabdariffa)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Malvales
  •                         Family: Malvaceae
  •                             Genus: Hibiscus
  •                                 Species: Hibiscus sabdariffa