Hibiscus pruriens Andrews


Family: Malvaceae

Genus: Hibiscus

Description: 

Hibiscus with nearly heart-shaped leaves, lobed and toothed : flowers terminal, large, and of a sulphur colour, with a dark purple spot at the base of the petals. The stem and petioles are beset with small loose bristles, which sticking to the hand irritate and sting. (Bot. Repos.)

History: 

Published in Bot. Repos. 8: 498 in 1807-8: This non-descript species of Hibiscus is a native of the East Indies. It approaches in general appearance nearest to the H. canabinus.

No mention of it is found before the date of Bot. Repos.

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