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Hibiscus sabdariffa
(Roselle)

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Hibiscus sabdariffa (Roselle)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 20 November 2019
  • 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
  • Uses List
  • Beverage base
  • Fodder/animal feed
  • Fruits
  • Miscellaneous fuels
  • Oil/fat

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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

List of Pests

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Major host of:

Celosia argentea (celosia); Cercospora hibiscina (hibiscus leaf spot); Commelina benghalensis (wandering jew); Drymaria cordata (tropical chickweed); Dysdercus superstitiosus (cotton stainer bug); Earias biplaga (spiny bollworm); Maconellicoccus hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug); Okra mosaic virus; Panicum repens (torpedo grass); Paracoccus marginatus (papaya mealybug); Pectinophora gossypiella (pink bollworm); Phytophthora nicotianae (black shank)

Minor host of:

Amrasca biguttula biguttula (Indian cotton jassid); Berkeleyomyces basicola (black root rot); Cenchrus biflorus (Indian sandbur); Coniella diplodiella (grapevine white rot); Eutinobothrus brasiliensis (cotton root borer); Exophthalmus vittatus (citrus weevil); Haematonectria haematococca (dry rot of potato); Meloidogyne acronea (African cotton root nematode); Prepodes similis (leaf weevil); Rhizobium radiobacter (crown gall); Rhizobium rhizogenes (gall); Rotylenchulus reniformis (reniform nematode); Sacadodes pyralis (Trinidad bollworm); Scutellonema bradys (yam nematode); Synedrella nodiflora (synedrella); Tridax procumbens (coat buttons)

Host of (source - data mining):

Aphis gossypii (cotton aphid); Apion corchori (jute stem weevil); Bemisia tabaci (tobacco whitefly); Colletotrichum truncatum (soyabean anthracnose); Coniella hibisci (sorrel blight); Corynespora cassiicola (target leaf spot of tomato); Cylas puncticollis (sweet potato weevil); Desmidophorus hebes; Empoasca; Empoasca decipiens (leafhopper, cotton); Eumeta minuscula (tea bagworm); Fusarium concentricum; Fusarium incarnatum; Fusarium oxysporum (basal rot); Glomerella cingulata (anthracnose); Jacobiasca lybica (cotton jassid); Macrophomina phaseolina (charcoal rot of bean/tobacco); Meloidogyne (root knot nematodes); mycoplasma-like organisms; Nisotra orbiculata; Oxycarenus hyalinipennis (cotton, seed bug); Phomopsis longicolla (pod and stem blight); Planococcus minor (passionvine mealybug); Ralstonia solanacearum biovar 4/race 4 (bacterial wilt of Zingiberaceae); Spilarctia obliqua (common hairy caterpillar)

Uses List

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Animal feed, fodder, forage

  • Fodder/animal feed

Fuels

  • Miscellaneous fuels

Human food and beverage

  • Beverage base
  • Fruits
  • Oil/fat
  • Spices and culinary herbs
  • Vegetable

Materials

  • Fibre

Medicinal, pharmaceutical

  • Traditional/folklore