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Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 大紅花
(Leung Hoi Ching)
Updated on 20/04/2021
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Hibiscus rosa-sinensis belongs to the family Malvaceae. Its leaves show alternate pattern. The flower shows actinomorphic symmetry with 5 petals, 5 sepals and epicalyx at the bottom. Though the number of stamens is numerous - their filaments are fused together (connation) but their anthers remains separated (monadelphous). Fun fact: Buds and flowers of Hibiscus species are edible and have much vitamin C. They could consumed as tea, jellies, etc. (with taste like lemon) Reference: https://laidbackgardener.blog/2018/12/20/double-wrap-holiday-plants/
Thanks for your input. Nice photos and informative description. Well-done!
It's a bit difficult to observe the arrangement of alternative leaves from top view. A side view is preferred.
petal , sepal , pileus , suspensor , stipe , sporangium , Labellum , columella , zygosporangium , sporangiophore
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