Linn., Abelmoschus cruentus (Bertol.) Walp.
||Red - Pink
|English / Trade Name
||White Sorrel, Jamaican sorrell, Red sorrel, Red tea, Rosella
|Vernacular /Local Name
||Up to 1250 m
||Fruit ovoid, beaked and hairy.
||Occurs in semi-evergreen forests and also cultivated
||India, Myanmar, Guinea, Nigeria, Philippines Angola, Egypt and Guatemala
||Brown bark, smooth when young
|Distribution in Haryana
||Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
|Description of Species
||Erect, bushy, shrub upto 2.5 m tall, bark brown in colour which is smooth when young. Leaves polymorphic, entire or palmately 3-5 fid, partite or lobed; mid lobe lanceolate or oblong, longer than the rest, cuneate at base. Flower white to pale yellow with a dark red spot at the base of each petal, with stout fleshy calyx at the base, fleshy and bright red as the fruit matures. Fruit ovoid, beaked and hairy
||Leaves polymorphic, entire or palmately 3-5 fid, partite or lobed; mid lobe lanceolate or oblong, longer than the rest, cuneate at base.