Hibiscus pruriens Andrews

Family: Malvaceae

Genus: Hibiscus


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.)


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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