Haryana Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Haryana (India)
Designed & Developed by Bioinformatics Centre,Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Linn.

Family: Malvaceae Genus: Hibiscus Species: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Linn.( गुड़हल )






Synonym Hibiscus festalis Salisb., Hibiscus boryanus DC. Flower Color Red - Pink
Common Name Rose mallow, Hibiscus,Gurhal Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Chinese Hibiscus, Shoe Flower, China Rose Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Gurhal Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude Up To 800 M Fruit Type Capsule
Habit Shrub Fruit Details The Fruit Is A Dry Five-lobed , Containing Several Seeds In Each Lobe, Which Are Released When The Capsule Dehisces
Habitat Commonly Cultivated As A Garden Bark Type Smooth
Distribution A Native To Tropical Asia , Southeastern Asia (China) Bark Details Smooth And Green In Color
Distribution in Haryana Ambala, Bhiwani, Faridabad, Fatehabad, Gurgaon, Hisar, Jhajjar, Jind, Kaithal, Karnal, Kurukshetra, M. Garh, Mewat, Morni-Pinjore, Palwal, Panipat, Rewari, Rohtak, Sirsa, Sonepat, Yamuna Nagar Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species Shrub Or Small Tree Upto 5 Meter High .Leaves Are Simple Ovate Or Ovate- Lanceolate .Flowers Are Pedicillate, Actinomorphic, Pentamerous And Complete. Corolla Consists Of 5 Petals, Red In Colour And About 3 Inches In Diameter. The Fruit Very Rarely Formed Is A Capsule About 3 Cm Long Leaf Details The Leaves Are Alternate, Ovate To Lanceolate, Often With A Toothed Or Lobed Margin

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details