Fringed Rosemallow

Fringed Rosemallow Plant Information

Fringed Rosemallow grows in the following 1 states:


Hibiscus schizopetalus is a species of Hibiscus native to tropical eastern Africa in Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique. Its common names include fringed rosemallow,Japanese lantern, coral hibiscus, and spider hibiscus.

Hibiscus schizopetalus is a shrub growing to 3 metres (9.8ft) tall.
The red or pink flowers are very distinctive in their frilly, finely divided petals. Flowers with finely dissected petal have a range of colours, the most common being the red form (Keena et al., 2002; Ng, 2006). Leaves resemble those of H. rosa-sinensis.
The major anthocyanin found in flowers of H. schizopetalus is cyanidin-3-sambusophoroside (Lowry, 1976). From leaves, two new triterpene esters have been isolated (Jose & Vijayan, 2006).
Hibiscus schizopetalus is cultivated as an ornamental plant, for use in tropical and subtropical gardens.

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