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Hibiscus syriacus
(shrubby althaea)

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Hibiscus syriacus (shrubby althaea)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 21 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Hibiscus syriacus
  • Preferred Common Name
  • shrubby althaea
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
  • Uses List
  • Agroforestry
  • Ornamental
  • Traditional/folklore
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Hibiscus syriacus L.

Preferred Common Name

  • shrubby althaea

International Common Names

  • English: rose of sharon
  • French: ketmie de Syrie; mauve en arbre

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Eibisch, Rosen-; Eibisch, Strauch-; Eibisch, Syrischer
  • Italy: ibisco arborero; ketmia
  • Netherlands: althaea boompje

EPPO code

  • HIBSY (Hibiscus syriacus)

Taxonomic Tree

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

Uses List

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Environmental

  • Agroforestry

General

  • Ornamental

Medicinal, pharmaceutical

  • Traditional/folklore